Category Archives: Authors

The Pros (and Potential Pitfalls) of Self-Publishing

SLPL is excited to join over 200 other libraries across North America in celebration of Indie Author Day, an event designed to bring local writing communities together to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more! … Continue reading

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Two Writers Walk Out of a Coffee Shop

…and get kicked off a public school’s bench. Rebecca Schiff of The Bed Moved (which we have on-shelf) interviews Chilean author Alejandro Zambra for Electric Lit: Zambra had thrown out the first fifty pages of a more traditional novel he was trying … Continue reading

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Trump’s Campaign Slogan Courtesy of Butler

http://citylightsbooks.tumblr.com/post/146832570224/a-dystopian-novelist-predicted-trumps-campaign And yes, we have the clairvoyant text, Parable of the Talents, right here. It’s #2 in Butler’s Earthseed duo, #1 being the famous Parable of the Sower. Be sure to check out our Presidential Fiction display if you happen to be in … Continue reading

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Unexpected Books by Old Favorites

Did you ever discover a book by one of your favorite authors that you didn’t expect? Maybe you’ve known an author as someone who has written some of your favorite children’s books, and then discover they wrote . . . … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. in the Rye

Book Riot writer Minh Le noticed something kind of amazing during his last read-through of J.D. Salinger’s classic Catcher in the Rye — Holden Caulfield’s voice sounded an awful lot like comedian Louis C.K.’s. Judge for yourself (and look back … Continue reading

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In Honor of Katherine Dunn

…why not read Geek Love for your next book group gathering? http://wordbookstores.tumblr.com/post/144300704678/remembering-katherine-dunn

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Dames Who Draw: An A-Z of Graphic Novels by Women

http://cheshirelibrary.tumblr.com/post/142414610849/anya-to-zombies-an-alphabet-of-26-graphic-novels See what we have on our shelves! (I personally recommend #2, #4, & #16, all of which have been made into some pretty superb movies, too: #2, #4, & #16.)

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Ten Writers and the Sports They Should Write About

Take a look at the article from Dwyer Murphy of Literary Hub: THE SPORT: Arm Wrestling  ·  THE WRITER: Tracy O’Neill THE REASON: Figure skating would have been too easy. O’Neill’s The Hopeful, about an aspiring Olympic skater, was already … Continue reading

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The State of Latino Lit

“I think that writing is like sitting in a storm. I just sit and sit, and get soaked to the bone, and get sick, but I keep sitting because that’s all I know how to do, and then one day, if I’m f**king lucky, I get … Continue reading

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6 Authors on True Love, Loneliness, Regret, Etc.

The OWN Show brings us these definitions from Margo Jefferson, Ada Limón, Robin Coste Lewis, Sloane Crosley, Rayya Elias, and Angela Flournoy: Click on a cover to see what works we have by these ladies in the catalog:  

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