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Video Author Chat with Nichole Bernier, Jenna Blum, J. Courtney Sullivan

A terrific conversation with three talented novelists, all answering smart questions from their readers. Enjoy the video chat!

By • 8 years ago
Author Essay

Charlie McDowell on His Twitter Phenom-Turned Book
Dear Girls Above Me

Based on the wildly popular Twitter feed Dear Girls Above Me, a roman à clef about how thinking like a couple of girls turned one single guy into a better man.

By Charlie McDowell, author of DEAR GIRLS ABOVE ME • 8 years ago

Publicity and the Historical Fiction Writer by Michelle Moran

As John Agar once quipped, “Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty,” and I imagine the same goes for many writers of historical fiction.

By Michelle Moran, author of The Second Empress • 8 years ago

Ben Masters on the “Reckless Energy” of Writing Noughties

Having my novel appear in the U.S. was a real thrill for someone brought up on U.S. television, music, and books.

By Ben Masters, author of NOUGHTIES • 8 years ago
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Violence and Making Sense: an Essay from Jay Caspian Kang

Cho Seung-Hui, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre, was a Korean American from the South who had entered college with dreams, however mangled and bizarre, of becoming a writer. That same sentence could have been written about me.

By Jay Caspian Kang, author of The Dead Do Not Improve • 8 years ago
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Q&A with Kevin Kwan, Author of Crazy Rich Asians

Read It Forward talks with author Kevin Kwan about Crazy Rich Asians, the outrageously funny debut novel that bestselling author Plum Sykes says is "like a Chinese Dallas meets Pride and Prejudice."

By Kevin Kwan, author of CRAZY RICH ASIANS • 8 years ago
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Gillian Flynn Talks with Google Play about Gone Girl

By Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL • 8 years ago
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“Writing is Maddening and Emotional” Says Colin Broderick

By Colin Broderick, author of That's That • 8 years ago