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Desert Nights, Rising Stars - Day 2, part 2

One of my most anticipated sessions at Desert Nights, Rising Stars was with YA writer Malinda Lo on Writing Diversity: How To & Why Not. Malinda began by explaining that she’d proposed the topic as a way of addressing questions she is constantly being asked about who has permission to write what, how to write diversity well, and how to avoid criticism. 1,098 more words

Angela Savage

Review: A Tree or a Person or a Wall by Matt Bell (reviewed by Amanda Kelley Corbin)

A Tree or a Person or a Wall

by Matt Bell

400 Pages

Soho Press, 2016

ISBN: 978-1616955236

Matt Bell, acclaimed author of Scrapper and… 635 more words


Review: In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

Matt Bell’s first book is a grisly fairy tale that explores what it means to be a man, husband, and son. It is about as strange and unfamiliar a book as I’ve ever read – a dark fairy tale that has blood and guts through every page, challenging the reader at almost every step. 277 more words


Success and Its Trappings, a review of Matt Bell's latest

A comprehensive look and establishment of Matt Bell’s dynamic, literary range

By Kurt Baumeister (for Electric Literature, October 10, 2016)

Weighing in at a hefty four hundred pages, Matt Bell’s latest story collection, … 1,047 more words

Kurt Baumeister

Shelf Control #1: "In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods"

Shelf Control is a weekly meme created by Lisa at Book Shelf Fantasies where bloggers feature books they own and would like read. It’s a way for readers to take stock of what they own and get excited about the books on their shelves and on their devices. 367 more words


A Dwarf Becomes a Wolf Girl in This Fairy-Tale Novel

A girl undergoes a series of curious transformations in Marisa Silver’s new novel, “Little Nothing.”

Published: October 2, 2016 at 03:00PM

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Books And Literature

A Sunday Commonplace

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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