Tag Archives: short stories

80 Years in the Making: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You

Gang, it’s Banned Books Week! Come on down to the library and pick yourself up a few banned/challenged titles and a “Stand Up for Your Right to Read” bookmark… Or, if you can’t make it in, add a Twibbon to your … 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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First Lines from the New and Noteworthy

Some first lines from hot-off-the-presses fiction (to whet your summer reading appetite): “Some people hate cats.” How to Set a Fire and Why (Pantheon, July 2016) by Jesse Ball. Fourteenth book, seventh novel. “In exercises 1 through 24, mark the option … Continue reading

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Read Karen Russell’s “The Bog Girl”

http://nationalbook.tumblr.com/post/146315450533/new-karen-russell-story Want more? We have books by Ms. Russell right here.

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GLBT Book Month, Continued: Trans Authors

A nod to the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. We in Center for the Reader, along with countless other library workers worldwide, aim to a provide a safe space for the LGBT+ and POC communities. Check out this article … Continue reading

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Sandra Cisneros on Upholstery and Amphibianism

“I always admired that my father had this little business card that said Cisneros Upholstery — custom quality furniture. And my dream was to have a card that said Sandra Cisneros — writer, custom quality work. And I finally did … Continue reading

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BookPage Interview With Author Audrey Niffenegger

It’s the season now for enjoying ghost stories, and Audrey Niffenegger has a new curated collection of ghost stories out, Ghostly. It features her original illustrations and a few of her own stories, along with stories by Kelly Link, Edgar … Continue reading

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A Happy Chicken in Lockport, NY

Promoting the September 8th release of her memoir, The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age, the ever-dark Joyce Carol Oates spoke with The Diane Rehm Show’s Susan Page about her…surprisingly light childhood in western New York. Listen to/read the interview here, and learn all about Happy Chicken, … Continue reading

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Let’s look into Lispector.

Ever since New Directions took Clarice Lispector under its wing, there’s been a lot of noise for the Jewish, Brazilian author, whose work has invited comparisons to the likes of Woolf and Kafka. Benjamin Moser, editor of the just-released collection of her short stories and … Continue reading

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Hey! Good news!

An unfinished story by J.R.R. Tolkien (which he wrote as an Oxford undergraduate in 1914) is set to be published in the U.S. come April. In the meantime, check out Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, also released some 90 years after … Continue reading

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