Tags » Female Authors

When Your Mother Has Disappeared

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? // Maria Semple

This is a good book to read when your mother has disappeared.

Is your mother an anxious genius? A beautiful recluse? 172 more words


King's Captive - Excerpt Reveal


Coming February 13th

For three years, I’ve belonged to Julius King.

Some people would think being stuck on a private island is heaven, but this is my hell.  

2,530 more words

10 Books by Polish Women Writers That Should Be Translated [External Article]

If you’re a fan of foreign literature, there’s nothing more frustrating than having such a passion tempered by the inability to find translations of particular books.

1,050 more words
Global Reading

Lost in Translation: 6 Female Japanese Authors Whose Work Should Be Available in English [External Article]

Translation has been around forever, yet, since the Man Booker International Prize was established in 2005 and the Man Asian Literary Prize introduced in 2007, the state of literature in translation in English-speaking countries has been improving rapidly.

692 more words
Global Reading

Is This Thing On?

As a writer who is not J.K. Rowling, it’s difficult to know if your books are being read. Or if they’re even available TO be read, for that matter. 335 more words

Review: Jemisin's The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin

The first volume in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. The story of a world beset by earth quakes and other natural phenomenon, which can be kept at bay (or instigated) by a group of people with the power to control the forces of the earth. 214 more words


Review: Yanagihara's The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara

If not the best novel I read this year, among them. Super-duper icky and disturbing, but deeply compelling story of a scientist who travels to a remote pacific island and finds a substance that can allows those who eat it to live forever. 116 more words