Article

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.

By Ben Masters, author of NOUGHTIES • 7 years ago
Article

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
Article

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.

By • 7 years ago
Your Reading Life

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).

By • 7 years ago
Article

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
Your Reading Life

Top 25 RIF Recommendations
(Plus the 2,600 Runners Up)

We asked you to tell us what you're reading these days and you certainly didn't disappoint!

By • 7 years ago
Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: The Dead Do Not Improve

"Odd, dark, comical, confusing," says RIFer Sharon. "It brought to mind Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace.

By • 7 years ago
Your Reading Life

5 Tragic Mothers in Literature

Kira Walton shares her favorite literary Moms - from the classic Mrs. Dalloway to recent bestseller Room to debut novel Mother, Mother.

By • 7 years ago