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YA Author Kacen Callender on Transgender Characters and Writing for Teens

The Rundown Age: 30 CV, abridged: Editoral staffer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2014-’18); three-time Kirkus starred author; winner, Stonewall Book Award, for middle-grade […]

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Excerpt: A Sneak Peek at Thom Nickels’ Literary Philadelphia

Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier […]

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Former Assistant Tells Wild Stories in New Book

The contrast is difficult to get my brain around. I’m talking with the well-mannered and apparently highly responsible Cheryl Della Pietra, who at 46, is […]

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INTERVIEW: Michael Callahan On Searching for Grace Kelly

Tomorrow night, author (and, full disclosure, former Philadelphia magazine executive editor) Michael Callahan will visit Barnes and Noble to read from his recently published first […]

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The Reading List: 5 Free Library Author Events Worth Seeing

Author: Tavis Smiley Book: Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year Description: “A revealing and dramatic chronicle […]

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Local Writers Nominated for Lambda Literary Awards

After thumbing through a record-breaking 746 submissions, the Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the nominees for the 26th annual Lammys. The list, which rewards excellence […]

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Questlove Signs Deal to Write Another Memoir

Reverb reports that Philly Roots drummer Questlove has signed a deal to write a book about his life:

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We Want Answers: James McBride

Congratulations on your National Book Award. Thank you. How does it feel to beat out George Saunders, the man who, according to the New York […]