Meet our 2016 National Book Award Winner

Colson Whitehead was born in 1969, and was raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard College, he started working at the Village Voice, where he wrote reviews of television, books, and music... COLSONWHITEHEAD.COM 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER “[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by …

The Writer’s Life Series

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At least when the robots take over they will be much quicker in rejecting one of my stories…

You know, seeing how we already have robots writing poetry and composing music, I assume we will soon have robots taking over as reviewers and editors, as well. I yearn for that day... You see, months and months ago -- essentially an eternity in our hyper-paced, brain-frazzling, tele-connected, continually-morphing-right-before-our-eyes day and age -- in an …

Melissa Barker-Simpson: Author of HANDS OF EVIL – Guest Post (A team is born)

Kurt kindly allowed me to hi-jack a little blog space to share my story – or at least a chapter or two. I’m sure by now you’re aware my novel, Hands of Evil, is the inaugural review in the new Indie Author Book Selection and Review feature (we really must help out with a new …

“PRO” TIP: IF I CAN’T FIND YOU DO YOU EVEN REALLY EXIST?!

Short version - No. Less short version - A big fat ontological and/or (your choice) existential, HAYULL NO! Look, Poet (and by Poet I mean it to include all Writers and all Artists and all Photographers and all Tree House Interior Designers and all...heck, I guess to me a Poet is just about any daydreaming …

The way forward for our little “Indie Author Book Selection & Review” flash of a grassroots response thing we got going here…

I guess there is something to be said for operating on leftover pizza highs... First off, I believe both a sincere thank you and a hearty congratulations are in order. We've had quite the response to the "Hey Author, what's your book about?" post from a few days back. And for that, I say, from …

Poem Man

Come hither all ye children And gather round, For the Poem Man cometh To your quaint town. He's bringing the most magical, beautiful, Spectacular sounds... Sounds that you may have never heard before. He has the sounds of pinks and yellows And midnight blues. You'll hear rainbows and gumdrops And morning dew. Come hither sweet …

Amtrak Picked These 24 Writers to Get Free Roundtrip Rides

Something to aspire to…

TIME

Amtrak announced the 24 writers chosen for its residency program on Wednesday, which offers the winners free roundtrip rides on Amtrak. Each resident will be given a private sleeper car that includes a desk, a bed and a window with a view of America’s countryside for inspiration.

Here are the chosen recipients:

Ksenia Anske, a Seattle-based fantasy writer

Scott Berkun, writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist

Jennifer Boylan, author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, the first bestselling work by a transgender American

Craig Calcaterra, writer at NBCSports.com

Jen Carlson, deputy editor of Gothamist

Farai Chideya, award-winning journalist and Distinguished Writer in Residence at the NYU journalism institute

Anna Davies, young adult novel ghostwriter and writer for The New York Times and Salon.com

Korey Garibaldi, doctoral…

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