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We can’t all, sadly, pack up and fly out to the world’s most beautiful bookstore. But this bookish tourism hotspot is a bit closer to many of our homes: Long Island. Literary Hub takes you on a tour of Sag Harbor, where John Steinbeck, Tr...
Warning: Squeamish readers may want to skip the full interview with the author of When Death Becomes Life. The book is about Joshua Mezrich’s experiences in the operating room as a transplant surgeon. Mezrich is now an associate professor in th...
Earlier this week, the Guardian was delighted to break the news that the hottest literary parody Twitter account is not one but two anonymous and clever women. The newspaper reports that while some have correctly guessed the identity of at least one...
It’s hard to imagine, with the possible exception of raising a child, to imagine a project that takes twenty-four years to complete. So here’s Robert Alter, the man who just finished translating the Hebrew Bible (all three thousand pages...
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For Authors

Readers want to know all about your characters (or at least they should), but the best way to bring them to life isn’t a laundry list of characteristics. Proofreader and copy editor Louise Harnby has suggestions on how to describe a character&r...
We absolutely hope you’re making money off your writing, if that’s your goal. That said, author Ali Luke wants you to consider all of the other nonfinancial rewards that writing can bring. This isn’t to suggest that you ought to wri...
One way to fire up grammar geeks is to ask whether “myriad” or “a myriad of” is correct. The savviest, like Grammar Girl, will inform you that unless you’re following a specific style like Associated Press, they’re...
Anyone who follows the publishing industry is well aware of how audio is taking off. So Joanna Penn has hosted Tina Dietz — a speaker, audiobook publisher, and podcasting expert — on her blog to share five ways that you can make your audi...
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