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12 October 2016: Today's crime fiction links

2016 CWA DAGGER AWARD WINNERS: On Oct. 11, at an Awards Gala Dinner, in London, the CWA announced the winners of the 2016 Dagger Awards. 86 more words

From Margaret Atwood to Brian Wilson, here are your buzz-worthy books for October

At the beginning of each month, the National Post’s Paul Taunton previews books that will be talked about over the next few weeks. Here’s what readers have in store for themselves this October: 609 more words


notable Boston-area book readings in October

Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto
Harvard Book Store
Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm

Nell Zink
Nicotine: A Novel
Harvard Book Store
Friday, October 7 at 7pm… 163 more words


Getting Engaged (with sources)

“You need to engage with the text” is one of the most necessary and frustrating pieces of feedback given to writing students.

During my MA program, I received exactly one C grade, which I earned on a small writing assignment. 1,700 more words

The Dystopian Promise of Neo-Liberalism

I spent late last week laid up with the flu.  This means I read. A lot.  I don’t have the patience for TV when I’m sick, unless it’s hockey.  407 more words


The work wants to be made

I usually write about reading and writing, but today I want to expand and talk about other stuff as well—all the sources that have been sustaining me through this horrible summer. 628 more words


Offbeat Motherless Brooklyn resonates

What makes your protagonist different?  What makes him memorable?  Get this question right, and you’re halfway to a decent story.  Get it wrong – too quirky, too stereotypical, too shallow – and you’re probably doomed.   313 more words