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On Novels and Novelists

On Novels and Novelists

Joyce Carol Oates: ‘People think I write quickly, but I actually don’t’ Joyce Carol Oates, often described as “America’s foremost woman of letters,” recently talked with writer Hermione Hoby for The Guardian. At age 77, Oates has written more than 100 books and has been a Pulitzer finalist five times. What Hoby calls “a pronounced …

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On Novels and Novelists

On Novels and Novelists

How the Modern Detective Novel Was Born Here Martin Edwards, author of the new book The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story, gives a concise history of the development of the modern detective novel. Authors he discusses include the following: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, …

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Monday Miscellany

The big literary news of the past week was the death of Gabriel García Márquez and the announcement of Pulitzer Prize winners. But there is other news as well, particularly about upcoming publications: Spring brings bounty of new titles for book lovers Mary Ann Gwinn, book editor for the Seattle Times, lists both fiction and nonfiction titles …

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