Horse, Flower, Bird: Stories by Kate Bernheimer: A review and interview

  "There is more life in fish than in jewels, though diamonds do glint."   We never outgrow our fascination with fairy tales. It may be easy to dismiss fantastic stories as the stuff of childhood, but fairy tales are deceptively multi-layered. On the surface  may be a young girl falling down a  rabbit hole, …

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An Interview with Samantha Hunt – Orange Prize Longlist Candidate

      I wrote down a few thoughts about Samantha Hunt's Orange Prize Longlist title, The Seas, a few days ago. It blew me away, it was so wonderful.       Despite her incredibly busy schedule (including three children under age four!) Ms. Hunt very generously agreed to answer a few interview questions:   …

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An Interview with Literary Essayist (and endearing curmudgeon) Arthur Krystal

Do pop by BiblioBuffet.com and have a look at my interview with essayist Arthur Krystal. He's such a delight. His latest book, The Half-Life of the American Essayist, is a read I'd recommend very highly to those who, like me, enjoy the literary essay. If you care about literature and the fate of the literary …

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Guest Blogger This Week: Lisa Adams, co-author of ‘Why We Read What We Read’

I'm thrilled to hand over my forum to Lisa Adams this week, co-author along with John Heath, of the recent wonderful book about current bestselling books and why people read them. Lisa will be guest posting on Wednesday and Friday. To kick things off, here is an interview I conducted with Lisa. If this whets …

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An Interview with Nora Coon, 19 Year Old Author

I'm not sure it gets more impressive than this. A 19-year old college student who has already published three nonfiction books. I virtually "bumped into" Nora Coon while working on my doomed National Novel Writing Month project, which bit that dust kicked up by grad school. Nora very kindly agreed to answer a few interview …

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