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  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?

    Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?
    Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
  • Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'

    Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'
    Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and her spouse Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson will star in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires.The production will run...
  • Laura van den Berg's 'Find Me' captures a memorable apocalypse

    Ninety-five years ago T.S. Eliot published "The Wasteland," one of the first and bleakest visions of a shattered modern world. Nearly a century later, we're awash in fictional dystopias. Science fiction writers tilled this stony ground for decades...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...
  • Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh

    Review: 'My Sunshine Away' by M.O. Walsh
    The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
  • Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller

    Review: 'Leaving Before the Rains Come' by Alexandra Fuller
    I want to read the memoirist who is uneasy with ease. The one who doubles back, isn't sure, scuffs the page with maybe. Who knows something of the art of digression. Who yields to the calamity of self-examination, who is dissuaded by the possibility of...
  • Human language accentuates the positive

    Human language accentuates the positive
    Humans talk happy. Maybe it comes from our being on top of the evolutionary heap. Maybe we suppress the language of naysaying and grouchiness to make social relations smoother. Maybe we're just happy. Whatever the explanation, the most commonly used...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' by David Adam

    Editor's choice: 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' by David Adam
    Eccentric and lovable detectives have become standard for so many police procedurals, and science writer David Adam presents a corrective to this popular image presented by germaphobe "Monk" and his idiosyncratic comrades on "Law & Order" spinoffs in...
  • Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith

    Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith
    The Folio Prize, designed to raise the literariness of literary awards, has announced its 2015 shortlist. The winner will receive an award of $60,000. The fiction prize is based in England and books must be published there, but authors need not be...
  • NPR comic Ophira Eisenberg, coming to Bethlehem, is cerebral, provocative

    Ophira Eisenberg's professional life is sliced up into different sections. There's the cerebral and quick-witted host of NPR's popular weekly trivia program "Ask Me Another." And then there's the provocative and clever author, who penned the revealing...