Today is August 16, 2021, what would’ve been German-American author Charles Bukowski’s hundred and first birthday. To celebrate this famous underground writer, whose direct prose and simple, violent poetry paint the debauchery of urban life and the reality of American society, let’s have a look at some of his quotes!
The Essence Of Human Experience In Writing: Why Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown’ Is Still Relevant Today
In her 1924 Modernist essay ‘Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown,’ Virginia Woolf criticizes the work of writers such as H.G. Wells and Arnold Bennett, whom she sees as ‘materialists.’ Today, three years shy of a century after the publication of Woolf’s manifesto for modernist fiction, her ideas still ring true.
We all love a good, swoon-worthy romance in a novel, but we often forget that some of the best bonds in books – just like in real life – are first and foremost friendship-based. Fictional friendships serve as a reminder that even in the darkest hours, having someone by your side can make the unbearable slightly more bearable. So today, to celebrate International Friendship Day, let’s remember some of the best fictional friendships and crews, and why we love them so much!
Today is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments Cassandra Clare’s birthday! Translated into over 34 languages with a plethora of international covers and 50 million copies sold worldwide, The Mortal Instruments is the first series in the iconic Shadowhunter Chronicles that has since grown to include over 30 books and graphic novels. To celebrate her birthday, let’s take a look at some of Clare’s best quotes. Some of them will make you laugh out loud and some of them will inspire you, while others will break your heart, but we can all agree that they will make you want to read (or re-read) the books.
In November 2009, St. Martin’s Press teamed up with book blogger Georgia McBride to run a contest for aspiring New Adult fiction authors. Little did they know that this simple idea would set the stage for something much bigger than they could have ever imagined.