American Novelists

American Women Novelists

American Women Novelists

The next meeting of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the University of Texas Dallas, hosted by Sabrina…

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Literature canon list

Literature canon list

The list – The 100 greatest novels of all time – The Observer …to be taken with a pinch of salt. As with most lists of this kind, this attempt…

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Famous African American Books

Famous African American Books

A few years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian…

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Greatest American Novelists

Greatest American Novelists

John Updike once noted that within American fiction the slot between the fantastic and the drab seems too narrow . Well, my playground is an…

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Latin American Novelists

Latin American Novelists

Stanford scholar Héctor Hoyos research goes beyond famed writers to uncover a whole generation of Latin American authors who are contributing…

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American Novelists 20th Century

American Novelists 20th Century

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk From the time of the first volume of Yiddish poetry published in America in 1877 to the end of the Yiddish era…

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Greatest classic novels

Greatest classic novels

A list we had hoped our readers would enjoy turned out to be one of the most popular features in Adventure s five-year history. You asked for…

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Best Reading novels

Best Reading novels

A version of this Best Sellers report appears in the April 10, 2016 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings on weekly lists reflect…

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American Novelists

American Novelists

Before I address the subject of this blog, I just want to say that some people have pointed out to me that writing and oral storytelling are…

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Best Black Books

Best Black Books

Everyone loves second-hand bookshops, don’t they? The satisfaction of leafing through some dusty volume of antiquarian musings, the rich scent…

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Native American Novelists

Native American Novelists

When people talk about American Indian women novelists, the names that come to mind are typically Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich and Joy…

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List of American Novelists

List of American Novelists

In late 2013, a reporter at the New York Times made a startling observation: that Wikipedia had gradually started removing women authors from…

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Top authors

Top authors

For many websites good authors are the most important asset they have. Showcasing them properly can be an important concern and WordPress doesn’t…

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Famous Black female Writers

Famous Black female Writers

Helen Oyeyemi’s new short-story collection, “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, ” illustrates the necessity and power of private, written confessions…

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First American Novelist

First American Novelist

Quick: Who was the first professional writer in America? What was the first great American novel? Scratching your head? These seem like they…

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