INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN
by Megan Labrise

Elizabeth McCracken doesn’t consider herself to be a particularly dark and twisty person.

“I love my husband, I love my kids, I don’t find life difficult and fraught,” says McCracken, author of National Book Award finalist The Giant’s House. And yet in her latest, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, children disappear. Mothers go missing. Library patrons murder and are ...


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DEENA GOLDSTONE
by Steph Derstine

After 30 years of screenwriting, Deena Goldstone—best known for her films A Bunny’s Tale (1985) and Safe Passage (1994)—put down one pen and picked up another. “I had the first sentence of a story in my mind and I thought, ‘I will tell nobody,’ ” Goldstone says. In her debut story collection, Tell Me One Thing, Goldstone masterfully ...


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WILLIAM CAMPBELL POWELL
by Amy Goldschlager

William Campbell Powell’s science fiction debut Expiration Day was plucked from the slush pile at the offices of his publisher, Tor. Some might call that beginner’s luck, but the novel is actually Powell’s fifth. Writing those previous novels, “was essentially my apprenticeship, getting those awful novels out of the way,” he says. “What came to Tor editor ...


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ZIA HAIDER RAHMAN
by Nidhi Chaudhry

When I ask Zia Haider Rahman just how similar he is to Zafar, the protagonist of his debut novel, In the Light of What We Know, he mockingly hesitates and answers, “67.5%.” It’s obvious he’s heard this question several times before, perhaps even gotten tired of it, but the similarities are undeniable: Both Rahman and Zafar were ...


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BLOGS

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Cover Story: Big Face Is Not Invisible
BFF Charm: Marlin
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Psychology 101
Bonus Factors:
 Coincidences, Charles Wallace, Surprise Inside
Relationship Status: Dating a Smarty-Pants

Cover Story: Big Face Is Not Invisible

Ah, the love affair between YA covers and Big Face lives on! Even though ...


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ACTING ON DESTINY
by Leila Roy

 

Ten years ago, Corinthe made a huge mistake. Since then, she’s been exiled from her sister Fates, living on Earth among the humans. To earn her way back into the good graces of the Unseen Ones and be allowed to return home, she is tasked with helping humans achieve their destinies: whether that means facilitating meet cutes, making someone ...


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'GROUNDHOG DAY' ON RED BULL
by Ana Grilo

 

“I am writing this for you.

My enemy.

My friend.

You know, already, you must know.

You have lost.”

It starts with the beginning of the end. When Harry August is living his 11th life, he receives a message passed down the generations from child to adult, child to adult, from 1,000 years forward in time to Harry’s ...


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