“Anybody’s life could be a wonderful piece of art.” Read Maxine Hong Kingston’s best writing advice.

On this day in 1940, Maxine Hong Kingston was born in Stockton, CA. Kingston, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, took the literary world by storm with her seminal work The Woman Warrior (1976), which blends autobiography and mythology. The Woman Warrior, the winner of the 1976 National Book Award for nonfiction, was an unprecedented look at […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-27 16:42:53 UTC ]
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Review: ‘The Woman Warrior,’ by Maxine Hong Kingston

This brilliant 1976 memoir evokes the author’s Chinese immigrant family and summons the ghosts who haunt it. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-21 14:55:13 UTC ]
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“Write the tale that scares you . . . I dare you.” Michaela Coel has some writing advice for us.

On Sunday night, I May Destroy You showrunner Michaela Coel won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. In the context of yet another melanin-deficient awards show that had people tweeting #EmmysSoWhite, it was refreshing (and simultaneously frustrating) that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-20 16:39:44 UTC ]
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George Pérez, Who Gave New Life to Wonder Woman, Dies at 67

Working for both Marvel and DC, he created comic book series that brought superheroes together, and was co-creator of The New Teen Titans. Continue reading at The New York Times

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In critic Margo Jefferson’s memoir, a life is refracted through art

The Pulitzer winner relates her story, and nuanced ideas about race and family, via a series of encounters with literature, music and painting. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Delia Ephron writes rom-coms. Then her life turned into one.

The author behind such favorites as “You’ve Got Mail” shares her own made-for-Hollywood tale in “Left on Tenth” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Karen Cheung’s ‘The Impossible City’ is a tribute to Hong Kong’s vanishing way of life

Karen Cheung introduces readers to an array of characters and tackles themes such as belonging, postcolonial identity and the meaning of home in a nearly uninhabitable city of tiny apartments and stratospheric rent. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-01 12:00:37 UTC ]
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How Reading John McPhee’s Book on Tennis Helped Me Write About Skateboarding

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe * Years ago, when I was still a budding fiction writer, I published an essay about how hard skateboarding is to write about. I focused on a few novelists who had skater characters in their books but who clearly didn’t skate […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-09 09:55:45 UTC ]
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Jami Attenberg on Building a Writing Life

At the Guardian, Jami Attenberg, author of the recent memoir I Came All This Way to Meet You, reflects on how a key moment of rejection allowed her to carve out her own path as a writer. “I’m old enough to realise that there is one more important part to carving out your creative life: … The... Continue reading at The Millions

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The (wonderful, life-saving) Libby app is becoming more accessible.

The Libby app came into my life early in the pandemic, when in-person trips to the library weren’t possible and indie bookstores were up against massive USPS delays. The app—which allows users to instantly borrow ebooks from their local libraries—was an incredible gift. Twenty-two months, one... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-03 17:41:14 UTC ]
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New York’s Midcentury Art Scene Springs to Life in ‘The Loft Generation’

Edith Schloss’s memoir recounts an era of great creative vitality and the time she spent with Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Merce Cunningham, Leo Castelli and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-21 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Books as Multidisciplinary Art Objects: A Recommended Reading List, by Kylie Garrett

Lit Lists Artists of different styles often collaborate in the creation of their work. When words and images intersect, they can come together to produce something beneficial for both learning and inspiration. As children, many of us experience this in... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-11-12 14:36:21 UTC ]
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Art of Writing 2021 Highlights Diverse Characters, Mental Health

Hosted annually by the ECPA, 2021’s Art of Writing took place virtually from Sept. 30—Nov. 4 with webinars touching on the need for authentic representations of diverse people, the impacts of Covid-19 on writers, and other challenges within the Christian publishing industry today. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Bibliomemoirs About the Life-Altering Power of Reading

These bibliomemoirs, including The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, offer a glimpse into the lives of fellow book lovers, reminding us how vast the bookish community is. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-08-30 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Battacharya wins Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Santanu Battacharya has won Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2021, with "The Nicer One", hailed by judges as a "gut-punch of a piece". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 14:59:56 UTC ]
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The Grindr Advice Column That Became a Memoir of Modern Queer Life

In “Hola Papi,” the writer John Paul Brammer mines his own experiences and traumas to deliver wisdom for queer readers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-06-08 09:00:07 UTC ]
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As a kid, I loved Judy Blume’s books. As an adult, I wonder: How do they read today?

Blume’s novels educated — and entertained — generations of readers. In today’s culture, it’s more complicated. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Dr Gwen Adshead | 'I wanted to write something that could be read by a lay person'

"I have spent decades working with people who have caused horror and grief to others. I will tell horror stories in this book but I will also tell stories of change and recovery. It may surprise the reader that this is possible.” So writes forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bridgerton star Andoh to read An Ordinary Wonder

Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury in the hit Netflix series "Bridgerton", is reading the audiobook for An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon, out with Dialogue Books in March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-08 01:26:23 UTC ]
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A Reading List to Pair With WONDER WOMAN 1984

The perfect books to add even more depth to Wonder Woman -- read these as you watch Wonder Woman 1984, including Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-08 11:38:00 UTC ]
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