Short stories are the deep, encoded crystallizations of all human knowledge. — George Saunders, who recommended a reading list for space aliens hoping to understand humans
Most writers use material in the way a coyote eats a mouse—impersonally, pragmatically, with neither pity nor loathing, to fulfill a need. — Michelle Huneven on writers fictionalizing real life
Literary Consolation Prizes (for the NY Times Book Review)
The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries -
The Atlantic feature on a 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner.
The “take a book, return a book” boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound.
TOMORROW (7/29) at 10 AM: Join a Google Hangout with Will Alexander, Time for Kids, Google’s Connected Classrooms, and our BookUp students!
Norman Mailer’s Picasso-inspired illustrations.
Tiphanie was an NBF 5 Under 35 Honoree in 2010 for How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning, is out now!
Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14
My favorite place to read is in a dark bar mid-day. Although I can read almost anywhere, we’re each allowed our preferences and mine is so. — Juan Vidal, cultural critic and 1/3 of Rhema Soul, “A Shot And A Book: How To Read In Bars” (via NPR)