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Monday, 06 March 2017

iles greg"Writers read differently than most people....learning our trade and modifying our techniques by intuitively studying the work of others. In this sense, reading is not a luxury but a critical tool of our profession."

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Greg Iles On the Refined Art of Reading
Monday, 13 February 2017

young hester CR Francine Daveta Photography"Books were never embarrassed by my questions, never condescending or superior as they informed me of the workings of the world."

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Hester Young on Reading
Tuesday, 31 January 2017

khan ausmaIn her Detective Esa Khattak novels—set in Toronto—Khan shows the struggles of a devout Muslim living and working in a secular world.

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Ausma Zehanat Khan
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

graham risingAcclaimed thriller writers Heather Graham and Jon Land team up for a promising new NASA-inspired YA series.

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The Rising: Origins of a new YA sci-fi thriller series
Thursday, 08 December 2016

rollins james2016 "A recent study in Scientific American showed that reading fiction is shown to improve empathy in readers, and that was certainly true for me upon reading Watership Down, by Robert Adams..."

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James Rollins on the Works of Richard Adams
Monday, 21 November 2016

Imagining history to create the fictional 19th-century Endurance, Illinois, a town of 15,000, and the setting of Marry in Haste.

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My Book “Marry in Haste”
Thursday, 17 November 2016

stark richardIn 1962, as Richard Stark, a pen name he’d employed in several previous short stories, Donald Westlake created arguably his most popular character, the mononymous Parker, a hardened, yet somehow honorable, professional thief with the worst luck in fictional heist history.

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Beyond the Book: Richard Stark’s Parker
Friday, 11 November 2016

ryan hankphillippi2Now it can be told. Now that time has passed, it is safe to reveal the secrets of my reading life. Say no more? Well, no. I’ll confess. Here are the pivotal moments, the surreptitious activities, the Cold War fears, the binges, and two outright deceptions.

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Hank Phillippi Ryan: Confessions of a Lifelong Reader
Thursday, 20 October 2016

connolly sheila"When I moved into the house I live in now, it was the first time I ever had room to unpack all of my books. Only then did I realize that the majority of what I had collected and kept were mysteries, and more important, traditional mysteries, including all writers from the Golden Age of detective fiction." 

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Sheila Connolly on a Lifetime of Reading
Wednesday, 19 October 2016

gorman ed 2010A small-town hero with a big heart, Sam McCain is living through tumultuous times in Ed Gorman's distinguished series of novels set in America's Midwest from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

 

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Riders on the Storm: Ed Gorman’s Sam McCain Novels