Open Culture has a bit on the 4,000 illustrations in Jules Verne’s works, including a link to all of them. “Verne and his editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel commissioned these illustrations from no fewer than eight artists, a group including Edouard Riou, Alphonse de Neuville, Emile-Antoine Bayard, and Léon Benett […]
Lit Hub has a transcript of Kelly Link’s speech at the 2019 One Story Literary Debutante Ball. “When I realized I would have to say something here other than, “Yes, I’d love another drink, thank you!” I tried to figure out what I could say that would be […]
The New York Public Library has made their digital archive of women’s magazines from the 19th and 20th Century available for your reading and project pleasure!
Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]
Lois Becket writes about race, racism, romance and “relatability” in romance, the Romance Writers of America and the Rita awards. “People say: ‘Well, I can’t relate,’” [Beverly] Jenkins told NPR a few years ago, after watching white readers simply walk past her table at a book signing. “You […]
Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War series and Vietnam War vet, is interviewed on the What A Horrible Way To Die podcast. “This week, Francis did some damn journalism. He interviewed Joe Haldeman, author of the 1974 sci-fi masterpiece The Forever War, about his Army service and […]