Your Reading Life

25 Authors on the Best Books They’ve Ever Received

Authors Karin Slaughter, Robert Trachtenberg, Jenni Fagan, and more reveal the literary gifts they’ll never forget.

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Every Reader Has a Teacher Who Changed Their Life

Every reader has that teacher. The one you meet at a young age, the one who changed the course of your life and encouraged your perceived antisocial tendencies as you chose to read a book rather than play HORSE at recess.

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover . . . or by Its First Line

Do you judge a book by its cover? By its first line? Until you read the entire novel, you shouldn’t judge a book at all.

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Author Essay

A Novelist Admits Some of His Key Influences Come from TV

P.D. Viner reveals his TV influences and the many working titles he considered for his debut novel, eventually (evocatively) titled The Last Winter of Dani Lancing.

By P.D. Viner, author of The Last Winter of Dani Lancing • 3 years ago
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The Book You Love that No One Else Has Heard of

I’m honestly not sure why the book Moscow to the End of the Line warrants blank stares when I mention it’s one of my favorite reads.

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Author Essay

“Things I Wish I Would Have Said”: Shani Boianjiu on Tour

"There are things I wish I would have said to people in other countries," admits Shani Boianjiu when reflecting on her recent book tour.

By Shani Boianjiu • 3 years ago
Author Essay

Jenni Fagan on “the Girl with a Shark’s Heart”: NPR Interview

"I was interested in developing in a character . . . who's uncomfortable to be around sometimes but that you're very compelled by."

By Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon • 3 years ago
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Sometimes a Lady Is in the Mood for a Fairytale

I wanted new romance, with fresh obstacles to overcome! I wanted the happily ever after, and I wanted it now.

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