The Bookbinder of Bogota by Tom Darin Liskey

Evening falls in La Candelária neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia. Clouds drape the eastern hills overlooking the old city. Church bells toll, and pigeons break into flight. But in one of the more quiet lanes above the hustle and bustle of the cathedral dominated Plaza Bolívar—Rafael Martínez is bent over the “guts” of an antique book. … More The Bookbinder of Bogota by Tom Darin Liskey

An Interview with Jen Michalski by Curtis Smith

“I don’t make the characters do what I would do in facing these situations—as I’ve already illustrated, my characters seem to thwart me on every level—but I do wind up learning a lot about myself when writing about others. It reminds me of how psychologists say that children play as a way to learn to navigate social situations, that they’re sort of practicing for the real thing. And I guess, in a way, writers are people who have just never stopped playing.” ~ Jen Michalksi … More An Interview with Jen Michalski by Curtis Smith

Queen Sugar, a Brisbane Walkout, and Much More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

On September 6th, the debut of the series, Queen Sugar, at Oprah’s OWN attracted a huge audience and received the second best debut in the network’s history. The second night was OWN’s best ever, with 2.14 million viewers. … More Queen Sugar, a Brisbane Walkout, and Much More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

For the Love of Books: A Journey Through the 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival by Laurel Dowswell

The Labor Day holiday marks an ending and a beginning— readying us for a changing of seasons that moves from summer frivolity to autumn responsibilities. But I agree with poet Jericho Brown when he says, “Labor Day is my favorite holiday.” … More For the Love of Books: A Journey Through the 2016 AJC Decatur Book Festival by Laurel Dowswell

Honoring Writers with Awards & Google Doodles: Your Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser

The Neverending Story Gets 3D Google Doodle Google honored The Neverending Story this past Thursday with one of its famous Google Doodles. It marks the 37th anniversary of Michael Ende’s children book. The Doodle includes five slides drawn by Sophie Diao that feature several scenes from the story. In keeping with Google’s theme of honoring writers, … More Honoring Writers with Awards & Google Doodles: Your Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser