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Literature

Book Review | Dec 03, 2013

Winter Read: The Robber of Memories by Michael Jacobs

Half travel book, half fancy, Michael Jacobs' The Robber of Memories imagines Columbia's tumultuous Magdalena as a river of myth, able to steal the memories of anyone who drinks its waters. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

Literature | Nov 30, 2013

Solving Problems with Kid Lit

This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems. By Cy Musiker   

Literature | Nov 30, 2013

7 Arty Children's Books Worth Giving

A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr   

Literature | Nov 18, 2013

'McSweeney's': Quirky Quarterly To Publishing Powerhouse

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal known for publishing experimental fiction and emerging writers alongside household names, celebrates its 15th birthday with an anthology of selected works. Editor Dave Eggers remembers the magazine's early days, when it was a "land of misfit writings" that had been rejected from more mainstream publications. By NPR Staff   

Book Review | Oct 30, 2013

The Circle: a Silicon Valley Sci-fi

Dave Eggers latest novel takes current social media trends into the not-so-distant future. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

Event | Oct 17, 2013

Choose Your Own Adventure at Lit Crawl 2013

Lit Crawl is a one-night literary extravaganza (83 events, 517 writers in 3 hours) that takes over San Francisco's Mission District every year at the close of the annual Litquake festival. These four curated adventures -- with printable maps -- just scratch the surface. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

Literature | Oct 13, 2013

Recipes in Fiction

I got some of my favorite recipes from fictional people and so can you! By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

Literature | Oct 09, 2013

Nine Picks from Litquake 2013

This year the festival is featuring 850 writers over the course of a week, so it's pretty near impossible to pick just a few to attend. Litquake is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, drink plenty of liquids, start with these nine events -- and then go from there. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

Literature | Sep 09, 2013

Fall Literary Look-Ahead: Eight Books with Buzz

In fall, publishers release their “big books.” Here are eight of the more intriguing titles. By Oscar Villalon   

Book Review | Aug 31, 2013

Kate Christensen's Pursuit of Happiness: A Review of 'Blue Plate Special'

Subtitled "An Autobiography of My Appetites," Kate Christensen's memoir chronicles her unusual upbringing and complex relationship with food. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras   

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