At Smithsonian Magazine, Natalie Escobar looks at “how Madeleine L’Engle liberated young adult literature.”
Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Agatha Christie’s popularity and influence in the Arab world! “So many Agatha Christie novels were published in Arabic in the mid-20th century that Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples overflowed handcarts and bookshelves from Algiers to Cairo to Amman to Muscat. These original editions, […]
At Lit Hub, Rebecca Rego Barry writes about the history of Bonibooks. “What exactly are Bonibooks? Let’s start with their originator, Charles Boni, who along with his older brother, Albert Boni, was a publishing pioneer. While still in college, he and Albert founded the Washington Square Book Shop […]
At Atlas Obscura, Natasha Frost writes about the Lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s and interviews writers Ann Bannon and Katherine V. Forrest.
Grady Hendrix interviewed Choose Your Own Adventure series co-creator, R. A. Montgomery in 2011 and shares it here! (Thanks, Matt!) “(Well, actually, I emailed questions and then he was interviewed by Chooseco’s publicist, Melissa Bounty, who took on the Herculean task of recording and then transcribing his interview, […]
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 […]