Dog-Eared & Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 31, 2014

We’re back on track this week as literary news starts to heat up for fall. We’ve got literary prizes (including our own Debut-litzer), as well as news from the Beijing International Book Fair, and a consideration of the book as an object. Our bête noire is lying low this week, but you can still find … continue reading »

(M)addie, a webcomic


Michael Pitre


My eyes adjust and I see the convoy in front of me. Four Humvees and two seven-ton trucks. I understand suddenly, and with queasy certainty, why I’m running. I need to warn them about the pressure switch, hidden in a crack in the road. It’s a length of surgical tubing stitched through with copper wire. … continue reading »

Megan Stielstra’s Once I Was Cool

2014-08-28 LND MeganStielstra

Welcome to our August 2014 episode of Late Night Debut. This month’s episode features Megan Stielstra’s debut essay collection, Once I Was Cool, from Curbside Splendor. “Stielstra’s Once I Was Cool isn’t just edgy, funny, surprising, a ricochet of wow,” writes Beth Kephart in the Chicago Tribune. “It’s practically actionable. The words reach out from the page. They direct us to … continue reading »

Chelsea Cain


Welcome to Late Night Conversation. Tonight our featured guest is Chelsea Cain, author of the recently released novel One Kick (Simon & Schuster). Chelsea’s thrillers have been recommended on “The Today Show,” appeared in episodes of HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s Castle, and are included in NPR’s list of the top 100 thrillers ever written. Conversation topics include: guns, … continue reading »

Winners of the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes

Debut-lizer (1)

Late Night Library is excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Debut-litzer prizes! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our literary judges, Marcus Jackson (poetry) and Leni Zumas (fiction), as well as our volunteer readers and the many talented writers who submitted debut books. Stay tuned this October to hear our winning … continue reading »