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Kristen Iversen Tells the Story Behind Full Body Burden

"Full Body Burden not only took ten years of research and writing, but it proved to be a turning point in my life."

By Kristen Iversen, author of FULL BODY BURDEN • 7 years ago
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"The main character in the story reminds you quite a bit of Lisbeth Salander," says RIFer Jill. "Incredibly smart, focused, a little awkward around people, but amazingly dangerous in self-preservation skills. I'm in awe!"

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Off the Grid: Morocco Beyond Marrakech, an Essay from Lawrence Osborne

The drive across this plateau is remarkable, since it is roadless, off the grid, and bare.

By Lawrence Osborne, author of The Forgiven • 7 years ago
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Ben Masters Shares His Narrator’s Reading List

Eliot Lamb, the grad-school narrator of Ben Masters' debut novel Noughties, reads constantly. Here, Ben Masters shares Eliot's reading list.

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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 • 7 years ago
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Ben Masters Calls His Narrator “A Painful Mixture of the Colloquial and the Literary”

"The thing that particularly intrigued me about Eliot’s voice was its awkward relationship to his studies," says Ben Masters of the narrator of Noughties.

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5 Reasons I Have a Love-Hate Relationship with My eBook Reader

I love my eBook reader. But I have to admit, sometimes I hate it a little too. I can take dozens of books on vacation (love), but I can't read in the bathtub (hate).

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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 • 7 years ago