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  • Karen Russell's higher ground

    Karen Russell's higher ground
    Karen Russell’s debut novel, “Swamplandia!” was one of the most-acclaimed books of 2011. NPR, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times ranked it high on their year-end lists. HBO optioned it for a forthcoming series. The Pulitzer Prize Board named it a finalist in the fiction category. Stephen King, no stranger to success, raved that the book, an inventively written odyssey set deep in the Everglades, is “as terrifying as ‘Deliverance.’ ”
  • Biblioracle: A real fool for poetry

    Biblioracle: A real fool for poetry
    Tomorrow is my least favorite minor holiday, April Fools' Day. The Internet tells me that the origin of April 1 being a day for this sort of so-called merriment may be Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," a book-length collection of stories written in...

    Florida voting: ‘It’s a freak show,’ Carl Hiaasen says

     
    Why can't Florida get voting right? “Basically it's because it's a freak show,” author Carl Hiaasen told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. “It's sort of a 24-hour freak show. We are used to this. We don't expect anything to...

    Karen Russell's gator tale

    Karen Russell's gator tale
    Swamplandia! author Karen Russell by Jake Cline “Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high, white whine of everything.” — Ava Bigtree, in Swamplandia! “Nobody can get to hell without...

    Jackasses of the year: 2010

    The year of our Lord 2010 was a banner one for jackasses. In a year in which Sarah Palin was the driving political personality, when caffeinated alcoholic beverages reached such a sublime state of perfection that they had to be banned for the safety of...