Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that killed it this year. Ranked in no particular order.
Mohammed Islam, 17, admitted Monday to the New York Observer that the story of how he had made “high eight figures” in the stock market was “total fiction.”
God Help the Child will hit shelves April 2015.
I’ll be there in five minutes.
I hear handstands get the blood flowing to your brain.
“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” —Philip Pullman
All via the excellent Bad Sex in Fiction awards, organised by the Literary Review. No naughty images, but contains very NSFW language, as you’d expect.
From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.
Vous portez des coquilles Saint-Jacques en guise de soutien-gorge, vous ?
Immigrant X, the loose collective of artists that uses social media to tell fictional stories about undocumented immigrants and their underground supporters, just started working on a graphic novel. Illustrator Ana Patankar did the drawings and they kick ass.
Because good things come in small packages.
Your five minute mission: to explore strange new worlds…
Can you match the fake nation with the work of fiction it was featured in?
Wait, Snakes on a Plane? Yup.
If there were a Pulitzer Prize for reading Pulitzer Prize winners would you be a finalist?
#1 motivation killer: imagining your family reading your novel.
The stories told at Immigrant X are fictional. But does that make them any less true?
Scribd released its list of the most popular eBooks across the United States. Turns out, Americans love romance. And ice cream.
Recapture all of that youthful wonder.
Tell the whole story. Make it short.
Novel, movies, metaphors… what else would we lose? By Dinosaur Comics.
The New Zealand-based author of The Luminaries is 28 years old.
“We met at AWP. Can I email you my short stories?”
“Life is pain,” his mother said. “Anybody that says different is selling something.”
Young Adult books for girls have always had the best, weirdest, most vivid outfit descriptions. Here are 10 we STILL want.
Some very surprising celebrities have moonlighted as novelists.
The venerable magazine is reinventing itself, while staying true to its Norman Rockwell heritage.
The literary establishment often ignores them, but some black female writers are sidestepping the big presses and their concerns by self-publishing. In an uncertain publishing climate, they may have a winning strategy.