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How Writers Spend Thanksgiving

The New York Times asked nine writers how they spend their Thanksgivings. Russian journalist and recent National Book Award winner opens her home to LGBTQ refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries. Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about his hardworking Vietnamese parents attempts at the annual American ritual. Eliot Ackerman, author and Marine, talks about Thanksgiving, Kennedy, and divisiveness.


Zadie Smith Dishes on Her New Novel

Beloved UK author Zadie Smith has a new novel coming, and she’s tackling a new genre: historical fiction. The book is called The Fraud, takes place in the mid-19th century in North West London. As always, we await new offerings from Smith with much anticipation.


First Look at the Discovery of Witches TV Show

Deborah Harkness has released the first images from filming of the Discovery of Witches TV series (more in the link above) on Facebook.

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Sponsored by The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery, edited by Russ Kick from Seven Stories Press.

From James M. Cain to Stephen King, from Sophocles to the Marquis de Sade to Iceberg Slim, here are stunning and sometimes macabre visualizations of some of the greatest crime and mystery stories of all time. Rick Geary brings his crisp style to Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment; C. Frakes resurrects the forgotten novella “Talma Gordon,” the first mystery written by an African American. Crime finds new life in these graphic renditions of The Arabian Nights, the Bible, James Joyce’s Dubliners, Patricia Highsmith, and leading mystery writers of today like Jo Nesbø. Crime and mystery have never been so brilliantly reimagined.