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matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.28.2009
Political writing at its best highlights the unexpected changes in parts of our world that are hidden to us. That’s true of writing about the corridors of power in our own capital cities, but it’s even more of a factor for a writer like Adam Lebor whose work – fiction and nonfiction – has captured...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.28.2009
This weekend I was the guest of Munther Fahmi, who runs the excellent bookshop at the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem, for a reading from my newest Palestinian crime novel THE SAMARITAN'S SECRET. Munther and I have been scheming for some time to organize an event, so it was great to finally...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Jun.24.2009
Hello, all you writers and authors and artists from across the board. I recently read a great little book by Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you about this book and add it to my new Book Review blog category. By the way, my reviews aren't confined to...
gary-m-pomerantz's picture
Jun.24.2009
From Atlanta: One of the joys of a book tour is seeing old friends along the way. In Atlanta -- which is always home to me -- I met more than a few. Then again, I almost didn't make it to Atlanta. Thunderstorms forced my plane from Toronto to divert to Charlotte. That meant the cancellation of...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.21.2009
The Budapest Protocol, by Adam Lebor(Reportage Press) Sometimes a journalist comes across something so powerful that it seems bigger than the project he’s researching. Usually it’s put aside to serve as the basis for a future project, a magazine article or another nonfiction book. Sometimes it...
gary-m-pomerantz's picture
Jun.18.2009
Last night I spoke at The Regency Whist Club, an elegant and historic place.  A four-story brownstone at 15 East 67th Street, immaculately kept, and more than a century old, the Regency dates as a club to 1936, the Age of Culbertson.  As members ate dinner, I spoke for about 30 minutes, telling the...
james-buchanan's picture
Jun.12.2009
Here's an interesting exercise that will tell you a lot about writing, though I will refrain from making some large and glaring pronouncement as implied in the headline to this post as the sample size is not nearly large enough to prove that point. However, this does show what it means to be a good...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.10.2009
What’s happiness? A large income, Jane Austen said. Absolute ignorance, according to the delightfully morbid Grahame Greene. Or John Lennon’s less delightfully morbid warm gun. Whatever else it is, happiness is done to death. But where it is? That’s something new. The genius of Eric Weiner’s New...
midge-raymond's picture
Jun.07.2009
On Midge's blog: http://www.midgeraymond.com/blog/?p=686  
lynn-henriksen's picture
May.18.2009
          The many moods of memoir allow us to reclaim who we are as women. Throughout time women have been the weavers and the keepers of the rich and multi-colored fabric of humanity, of society. Today we are rediscovering the need to reconnect; and we are doing so in spirit through the golden...