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Literary Rim Shots: A Chat with John Grisham

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John Grisham discusses his advice for young writers, the literary mafia, and why he finally wrote a (literal) beach read. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Joe Ide

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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel, IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more

The Rumpus interview with Stuart Dybek

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Stuart Dybek discusses the forthcoming The Best Small Fictions 2016, the invisibility of anecdote, and why the art of transition is the art of the short story. ...more

George Pelecanos’ Favorite Westerns

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

A handful of professional gunmen led by black-clad Yul Brynner are hired to protect a south-of-the-border farming village from scores of bandits in John Sturges’ western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.

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More Rules of Writing

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In 2001, Elmore Leonard, famous for his crime fiction and suspense thrillers, wrote a spicy essay for The New York Times cataloging his suggestions for good writing, or, rather, he lists what we shouldn’t do. He continues his list of do-nots, in 10 Rules of Good Writing, reviewed here by The Christian Science Monitor.

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