Emma Hooper’s Etta and Otto and Russell and James


Welcome to the January 29 episode of Late Night Debut! This week we feature Emma Hooper’s debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, from Simon & Schuster. Kirkus Reviews describes Hooper’s debut as “a novel of memory and longing and desires too long denied” and calls the ending “sheer poetry, stunning and powerful, multiple short chapters where identities … continue reading »



Welcome to Late Night Conversation! Tonight Erika speaks to Stacy Parker Le Melle, a woman who defies categorization – she is an author, activist, mother, traveler, New Yorker, political lightning rod. About her strong stance on police brutality, Stacy says: Even if we hadn’t had Ferguson, or the Eric Garner decision, living in Harlem I feel … continue reading »

Thomas Pierce


She pours him some grapefruit juice in a tall Daffy Duck glass. Tommy comes into the house through the back door. She hands him the glass and he takes a swig, then looks at her, confused. He pulls a flask out of his pocket and tips it into Daffy Duck. “Follow me,” he says, and … continue reading »

Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: January 25, 2015

In this week’s venture into the world of book culture, we take a look at the oh-so-special friendship between Amazon and Luxembourg, as well as the sway of Facebook’s book club on sales. We round things off with readathons, book awards, and some writing advice for novice scribbler. Ready? Read on! Book group! Publishers are … continue reading »

(M)addie, a webcomic


Mahogany Browne, #BlackPoetsSpeakOut


Welcome to Late Night Conversation. Tonight we feature Mahogany L. Browne, one of the Cave Canem poets behind #BlackPoetsSpeakOut. Mahogany is the author of books including Swag & Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line. She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices, facilitating performance poetry and writing workshops … continue reading »