Alex McElroy discusses their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS.
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But Griner is too skilled a realist to allow The Book of Otto and Liam to become a simple revenge story. ...more
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Elvia Wilk discusses her debut novel, OVAL.
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I acted childishly. But, in my defense, it was childish only if we actually lived in a world where Shakespeare had never existed. ...more
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Intellectually, I know Gracie’s mom loves her and needs help. In practice, I just want my daughter safe. ...more
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I was pretty sure I could produce a manuscript superior to anything [this editor had] ever published before by letting my cat walk over my keyboard a few times. ...more
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On the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s recorded death, the music community is still asking the question: did that really happen? At Consequence of Sound, Alex Young makes the case for Shakur’s survival (and second life in Cuba). Whatever you believe, Morgan Creek Productions commemorated the day by releasing a new trailer for the long-awaited biopic on the rapper’s life, All Eyez […]