The Reader by Wyndham Lewis, 1936
The Best American Essays 2014 -
The Best American Essays 2014 will be released next week. The publisher has also posted a list of the nominations online — we looked through them and picked out ten of the very best:
Joy by Zadie Smith
Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy
Seeing the Speed of Sound by Rachel Kolb
What Lies Beneath by William Langewiesche
Forty Thoughts on a Fourth Daughter by Mark Oppenheimer
The Old Man at Burning Man by Wells Tower
Wildcatting by Susan Elizabeth Shephard
The Ghost Writes Back by Amy Boesky
The Devil’s Bait By Leslie Jamison
Company Man by David Sedaris
A fantastic selection of essays for the next time you’re in that nonfiction mood.
Five Real Book Thieves -
Who doesn’t love a good heist story? Markus Zusak may have popularized the idea in his YA novel, ‘The Book Thief,’ but literary theft isn’t exclusive to the realm of fiction.
Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size. — Richard Linklater (via thatlitsite)
Book Vs. Film Vs. Unmade Film: "Pet Sematary" -
The book was great. The movie was…eh. What elements should a ‘Pet Sematary’ reboot adopt?
Personal experience is the grit from which horror’s most resonant pearls are grown. Get to the root of what scares you and produce a submission-ready story in this three-week workshop.
Important update from your friendly Community Bookstore
it’s fall y’all
5 Things Literary Writers Can Learn from Sci-Fi Writers -
Think you know what’s what because you’ve got a fancy MFA? Think again. Sci-fi writers know things about workshops, critique, process, and craft that you probably don’t—but should.
Toni Morrison Still Gets Up Early to Write -
A winner of the Nobel Prize, Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.
Listen to Toni Morrison’s interview with Hilton Als here: http://www.studio360.org/story/life-lessons-from-toni-morrison/