The Magic of Plot and Catharsis: A Conversation with Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith

LET’S DISPENSE WITH the small surprises up front. The latest outing from Smith Henderson, acclaimed author of what others might call literary fiction — his award-winning 2014 debut, Fourth of July Creek — is indeed a thriller. And it’s not a solo endeavor — he’s teamed up with a friend, Jon Marc Smith, who shares […] The post The Magic of Plot and Catharsis: A Conversation with Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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The Magic of Plot and Catharsis: A Conversation with Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith

LET’S DISPENSE WITH the small surprises up front. The latest outing from Smith Henderson, acclaimed author of what others might call literary fiction — his award-winning 2014 debut, Fourth of July Creek — is indeed a thriller. And it’s not a solo endeavor — he’s teamed up with a friend, Jon Marc... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Recalling and Reimagining Vietnam: A Conversation with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith, by Mary E. Adams

Interviews Mary E. Adams Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and raised in California. His first book, The Land Baron’s Sun: The Story of Lý Loc and His Seven Wives, won the 2015 Indie Book Award for best poetry collection. His other works... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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BookCon 2017: Desperate for Good Conversation: Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Marc Maron craves good conversation. Since 2009, he has had hundreds of them from his garage, where he hosts his popular WTF podcast. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Years Later, ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ Wields Different Magic

As his own life unfolds, an artist reconsiders his reaction to Joan Didion’s memoir about loss. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Jada Pinkett Smith writing memoir about life, 'complicated marriage to Will Smith'

Jada Pinkett Smith's memoir will take readers on 'a rollercoaster ride from the depths of suicidal depression to the heights of personal rediscovery.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Art as a “Catalyst for Conversations”: A Conversation with Philbrook Curator Susan Green, by Michelle Johnson

Culture Adrian Aguilera (Mexican, b. 1981) and Betelhem Makonnen (Ethiopian American, b. 1972), untitled (a flag for John Lewis or a green screen placeholder for an America that is yet to be), 2020 (installation view). Printed standard flag fabric,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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The plot of ‘The Plot’ — the best thriller of the year (so far) — is too good to give away

The new novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the author behind “The Undoing,” is a sharp and twisty tale of literary paranoia. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Leone Ross | 'I knew I wanted magic, and I knew I wanted magic realism'

"Everything in Popisho was born with a little something-something... a little something extra. The local name was cors. Magic, but more than magic. A gift, nah? Yes. From the gods: a thing so inexpressibly your own.” Welcome to Popisho, the fictional Caribbean archipelago setting for Leone Ross’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Has the Parent Plot Ousted the Marriage Plot in Contemporary Fiction?

When my wife and I were expecting our first child, a friend described it as “the ultimate deadline.” Many writers I’ve known since have determined to finish their books before a baby arrives. Some do, of course, but the deadline wasn’t so ultimate in my own case. I was five years into my first... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Original Sin: On Barnes Carr’s “The Lenin Plot” and Jonathan Schneer’s “The Lockhart Plot”

IN THE SPRING OF 1917, after three years of fighting a war on two fronts, Germany came up with a daring and unlikely plan to destabilize Russia. It made a backroom deal to transport Vladimir Lenin and a small group of exiled radicals from Switzerland to Petrograd in the hope of fomenting a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Harry Potter's magic: Documentary looks at 20 years since the boy who lived revived magic

In the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – the first novel in JK Rowling's global publishing phenomenon – was released, the bespectacled boy wizard has achieved many, many revolutionary things. Most importantly, he has transformed children's passion for reading – and... Continue reading at Stuff

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“All Art Is History”: A Conversation with Parul Kapur, by Sangamithra Iyer

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Unnamed Press Inaugurates Smith & Taylor Classics Imprint

Los Angeles independent publisher Unnamed Press has unveiled Smith & Taylor Classics, a new imprint helmed by acquiring editors Allison Miriam Woodnutt (née Smith) and Brandon Taylor, author of 'Real Life,' 'Filthy Animals,' and 'The Late Americans.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Conversation with Translators Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin, by Aitana Bellido

A Conversation with Translators Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin, by Aitana Bellido Interviews [email protected] Mon, 07/08/2024 - 15:14 Charlotte Collins (left) and Ruth Martin (photo courtesy of Michael Jershov)With the Open University of... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Katherine Rundell’s Magic Words

The British author brings her acclaimed middle grade fantasy series-starter, ‘Impossible Creatures,’ across the pond this fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Spotify’s new audiobook bundle may reduce music royalties and shortchange authors | Millicent Weber for the Conversation

Music artists say the bundle is ‘cheating’ the royalties system while authors have concerns about how streaming will affect how they’re paid and rights over their workAudio streaming giant Spotify, one of the world’s largest audio platforms, entered the audiobook market last October, offering... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Launching Books into the World: A Conversation with Carolina Orloff, by Aitana Bellido

Launching Books into the World: A Conversation with Carolina Orloff, by Aitana Bellido Interviews [email protected] Mon, 07/01/2024 - 15:54 Carolina Orloff is a translator, author, and researcher of Latin American literature. In 2016, after... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Promoting New and Unexpected Crossings: A Conversation with Leonora Djament, by Aitana Bellido

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How a 1933 Book About Jews in Magic Was Rescued From Oblivion

Richard Hatch gave up a career as a physicist to become a magician — and a one-man historical preservation society dedicated to a German author killed in the Holocaust. Continue reading at The New York Times

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How Marc Bernardin Adapted Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' for Comics

We spoke with the writer tapped to adapt Neil Gaiman’s 2005 novel for comics about how he and his collaborators transformed the story into the format—even as Amazon Prime adapted it for streaming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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