Author Essay

A Letter From Guernsey Author Mary Ann Shaffer

"There my characters stand: bored, boring, and mute. Furthermore, they don’t like me any more than I like them."

Author Interview

A Conversation with Frances Mayes

The author discusses the commonalities of Southern and Italian stories and how we hunger for books as sustenance.

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What Publishing My First Book Taught Me About Love

The author of Playing with Matches talks book deals, dating, and finding a match who gets your quirks.

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What I’m Reading: Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, shares three books she's read recently that she's recommending to others.

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5 Books Elizabeth Gilbert Reads for Inspiration

Even our creativity gurus can use a little help unearthing their "strange jewels."

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The Perfect Audiobooks for Every Occasion

Listen as you cook, craft, and commute—and find yourself vying for more time.

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14 Books Amber Tamblyn Recommends on Instagram

The actor-activist and poet-novelist is all about that #bookstagram.

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Author Essay

5 Women in Literature Who Are Total Bosses

The author of Like She Owns the Place spotlights leading ladies who changed their own stories.

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