Angela Bole

2014-10-21 - LNC - Angela Bole

Welcome to Late Night Conversations. In tonight’s conversation, we hear from Angela Bole, who brings a deep background of experience in publishing and literature — and is currently leading the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). The organization is over thirty years old with a stellar track record of supporting, educating, and advocating for independent book sellers, authors, and publishers. … continue reading »

Joshua Wolf Shenk


When the quickening comes. When the air between us feels less like a gap than a passage. When we don’t know what to say because there is so much to say. Or, conversely, when we know just what to say because somehow, weirdly, all the billions of impulses around thought and language suddenly coalesce and … continue reading »

Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: October 19, 2014

Hello, hello, hello. In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we have the latest news on the literary prize front, as well as news about two businesses who haven’t been hugely profitable: McSweeney’s and Amazon. There’s also a passel of footnotes for your delectation, on topics ranging from intellectual cowardice to … continue reading »

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Kathleen Founds


It would be kind of like that time you brought in cupcakes on your birthday, Ms. Freedman, and Andrea Shylomar said they tasted like wet bananas, and you were like, “Very well then, Andrea, give me back the cupcake,” and she was like, “No, miss, I was just saying stuff, I’ll still eat it.” Then … continue reading »

Famous First Words


Haruki Murakami would very much like it if you kept your distance. It’s nothing personal. He doesn’t resent your interest; by the very nature of his profession, he actively (if indirectly) courts it. He may not go out of his way to schedule interviews or attend promotional soirées, but he certainly doesn’t lead anything resembling … continue reading »