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“I would not have been treated this way if I were a white man, much less a white male author” — on…

“I would not have been treated this way if I were a white man, much less a white male author” — on… – Medium

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest

As a book designer who’s been freelancing for the past six years, I’ve noticed a trend in the genre of covers that I’m offered. But it’s not a genre that’s represented in my portfolio. Instead, my …

The Reluctant Memoirist

An investigative journalist returns from an undercover mission in North Korea—only to face her critics.

The Fascinating Self-Portraits of 20 Famous Authors

The Fascinating Self-Portraits of 20 Famous Authors - of course Flannery O'Connor's selfie has an attendant fair fowl (1953)!

Our Adored Cadavers

From the heartsick graverobbers of early Romantic literature to the latest gritty cable crime drama, the dead woman is never simply mourned and forgotten, but fully objectified and consumed.

Library readers still in love with Danielle Steel after 30 years

I didn't know Danielle Steel was so popular in the UK! "Library readers still in love with Danielle Steel after 30 years -- Extravagantly romantic author is the only author to remain on the most-borrowed list over three decades"