Michelle Richmond Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels and two award-winning story collections, including Golden State, The Year of Fog, and Hum. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.
  • CLMP Firecracker Awards The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Firecracker Awards, which celebrates small press and independently published books. Here are the finalists in fiction and creative nonfiction: CREATIVE NONFICTION The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison (Graywolf Press) Loitering by Charles D’Ambrosio (Tin House Books) The Other Side by Lacy […]
  • Writing Spaces: Hemingway’s Studio The latest issue of Domino Magazine features Hemingway’s Key West writing studio, where he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and Have and Have Not. See the photos and read the story in the Spring 2015 issue of Domino Magazine.
  • Lester the Minimalist 3D-Printed Book Holder – Old School Meets New School One of my favorite sources for design inspiration is Design Taxi. Today, Design Taxi shared images of Lester, a “3D printed book holder” by designers Ludwig Mattsson and Simon Eriksson (leave it to the Scandinavians to be the arbiters of cool). I was confused by the description at first. Does 3D printed book holder mean […]
  • 5 Odd & Wonderful Novels to Read This Spring (part 1) The Room, by Jonas Karlsson A delightfully strange, unflinchingly surreal novel that brings to mind Kafka and Hrabal. When a narcissistic government worker named Bjorn discovers a secret room, his co-workers, who do not believe the room exists, ostracize him. While in the room, however, Bjorn does his best work, making himself indispensable. The co-workers who […]
  • Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante If, like me, you were raised on a steady diet of Rapture sermons, you’ll find much to relate to in Coming of Age at the End of Days, the darkly entertaining novel of faith gone awry by Alice LaPlante, the bestselling author of Circle of Wives. Sixteen year old Anna, unpopular at school and searching […]
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