Librarian / Bibliotecaria (ilustración de Molly Cornelius)
Two Viking authors on @LeonardLopate today! @ChrisKenneally & @AzarNafisi chat about their books behind the scenes.
Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker, wise and witty as ever, on what cognitive science is teaching us about the art of writing with style – from when and whether to use the dictionary to why much of what you’ve been taught by traditional writing manuals is now being proven wrong.
How do you pronounce publisher names like Knopf? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt? Hachette?
We’ve got the video to help you say them the correct way.
Thank you. THANK YOU.
Oh, bookriot, this is why we love you.
I’ve been saying PEEKador all this time. Thanks for setting the record straight, bookriot.
Always inspired by our authors, even on our lunch break.
HallowReads: Craig Johnson, Frankenstein
All through October, we’ll be sharing spooky reading recommendations from authors and staff. Whether it’s a horrifying contemporary work or a tell-tale classic, these selections are sure to haunt you for years to come. We spoke with Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire Series, the basis for the hit A&E series, Longmire. Johnson shared with us his favorite HallowRead.
It’s hard for an ol’ cowboy to get past The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but this might suit you better…
Involved in the restoration of an old roadhouse theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming, I once took up the responsibility of adapting great works of literature for theatrical use. On the educational side, I was charged with going to the public schools and discussing the books with the students so that they could then go see the stage performance and perhaps get more out of the production.
One year the board decided to do Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. I think one of the most transcendental moments in my writing career was at The Wyoming Girl’s School, a home for court-ordered delinquents. Imagine discussing the story of the ultimate social outsider authored by a seventeen-year-old girl… They had the book down cold; even at their tender age, they’d lived it.
Cool authors from left to right: Garth Stein, Rebecca Scherm, and Dennis Lehane at the #SCIBA luncheon. Scherm discussed her upcoming novel, UNBECOMING, at the event. (at SCIBA)
"The breadth of this book; its abundance of enthralling accounts and astonishing science; its adept, vivid writing; and Kenneally’s exquisitely calibrated judgment make it the richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time."-
David Dobbs, The New York Times
Just can’t get over this incredible review for THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE. Read it in this Sunday’s Book Review! Congratulations Christine Kenneally :)
Since the 1970’s Shannon Moore has been making small things. Furniture, containers, various scenes and books have all fallen under her miniaturist touch.
The Potting Shed a book-diorama
Bookbox: Golden Home 9 1/8″ x 7 3/4″ x 10 1/2″
Wow! What a great idea for recycling old encyclopedias
David Willis found himself locked in a branch of Waterstones bookshop for two hours last night. He posted to Instagram:
This is me locked inside a Waterstones bookstore in London. I was upstairs for 15 minutes and came down to all the lights out and door locked. Been here over an hour now. Supposedly someone is on their way.
One Guardian reader, loosemore, replied: “Sounds like heaven”.
Can’t help but feel like he missed an opportunity to confirm whether this happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8