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Exclusive: See the cover for Emily Raboteau’s next book, Lessons for Survival.
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Exclusive: See the cover for Emily Raboteau’s next book, Lessons for Survival.

Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for Emily Raboteau’s forthcoming book, Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against “The Apocalypse” , in which she “uses the lens of motherhood to craft a powerfully moving meditation on race, climate, environmental justice—and what it takes to find shelter.” Lessons for Survival will be published in March by

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Escaping the Terrestrial Mess: Eight Books about Intelligent Sea Creatures
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Escaping the Terrestrial Mess: Eight Books about Intelligent Sea Creatures

I like to say my new novel, Underjungle, is a tale of love, loss, family, and war—set entirely underwater. So War and Peace , but three-thousand feet deeper. And considerably shorter. And maybe a little funnier, too. It’s also the story of an intelligent, meditative, and sometimes tempestuous species that discover a human body and

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Western welcomes Téa Mutonji as new writer-in-residence
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Western welcomes Téa Mutonji as new writer-in-residence

Award-winning poet and writer Téa Mutonji is Western’s incoming writer-in-residence. (Sarah Bodri photo) As Western’s incoming writer-in-residence, Téa Mutonji feels right at home, relating to students. The award-winning poet and author is a student herself, currently pursuing her MFA in the low-residency creative writing program at NYU, where she was awarded the 2021 Jill Davis

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On the Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books
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On the Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books

The time had come again. The little white bookshelf in the dining room, two shelves, three feet wide, was full. Overly full. The books were stacked in columns, bottom edges rather than spines showing, each shelf crammed tight. Elsewhere in our compact flat, a few other piles of books bubbled up like springs. These are

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10 Novels About Mad Scientists
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10 Novels About Mad Scientists

Photo by Louis Reed on Unsplash For me, the term “mad scientist” brings to mind images of bubbling beakers filled with neon liquids; elongated, menacing silhouettes; and of course (Pinky and) the Brain. There is a long history of stories from Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau all the way to Rick and Morty

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A Summary and Analysis of Raymond Carver’s ‘Happiness’
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A Summary and Analysis of Raymond Carver’s ‘Happiness’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘Happiness’ is a poem by the American writer Raymond Carver (1938-88). Carver is probably best-known for his short stories, especially the anthology favourite ‘ What We Talk about When We Talk about Love ‘, but he was also a gifted poet, and his poetry helps us to clarify our

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Hope in Hard Times: J.R. Dawson, Chuck Tingle, and Durreen Shahnaz
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Hope in Hard Times: J.R. Dawson, Chuck Tingle, and Durreen Shahnaz

Tor Books, in partnership with Literary Hub, presents Voyage Into Genre! Every other Wednesday, join host Drew Broussard for conversations with Tor authors discussing their new books, the future, and the future of genre. Oh, and maybe there’ll be some surprises along the way… Looks like Team Genre is blasting off again! I’m thrilled to

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A Summary and Analysis of Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Reading’
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A Summary and Analysis of Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Reading’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘Reading’ is a chapter from Henry David Thoreau’s 1854 book Walden; or, Life in the Woods . The book details Thoreau’s decision to leave behind modern civilisation and live a simple life in the woods in Massachusetts. In ‘Reading’, Thoreau laments the fact that his fellow citizens of Concord

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Beyond the Words: How AI Revolutionizes Good Writing Techniques
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Beyond the Words: How AI Revolutionizes Good Writing Techniques

Image Credit: In today’s digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the landscape of various industries, and writing is no exception. AI-powered tools and algorithms have emerged as powerful allies for writers, reshaping the way we approach the craft of writing. Beyond simply automating mundane tasks, AI is transforming good writing techniques, unlocking new

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