A discussion of several new YA novels set in Russia and Eastern Europe during and after the fall of Communism. Is this a new trend?
The importance of reading, even if it means a writer is thrown off-course though admiration for books read.
Since becoming co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee, I’ve been working on some new initiatives that draw from my experience as a writer of my own fiction and... Read More
An analysis of the historical and contemporary underpinnings of Samira Ahmed’s bestselling YA novel Internment.
Once upon a time, writers were people who sat alone in garrets creating their masterpieces. If the world agreed, the lucky writer could move to one of the lower floors... Read More
Readers who are familiar with the publishing industry already know this, but many of my blog’s readers are not familiar with the process of making books (making... Read More