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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...

    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...

    The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)

    The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)
    Rejected first draft of Donald Trump's final announcement about his political intentions in 2012. First, let me say how proud I am of myself for heckling Barack Obama until he produced the "long form" of his birth certificate, something no white...