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‘The Making of Zombie Wars’ goes beyond the undead

“The Making of Zombie Wars” doesn’t have much to do with the undead, but it’s a comic novel with BRAAAINS. That intellectual heft is to be expected from Aleksandar Hemon. For the past two decades, the MacArthur “genius” from Sarajevo has been writing smart essays, short stories and novels sparked with wit. (Three of his books, including “The Lazarus Project,” have been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award.)Read full article >>







A surgeon confesses his mistakes, and other best memoirs for May

“I often have to cut into the brain and it is something I hate doing,” neurosurgeon Henry Marsh confesses on the first page of his refreshingly frank memoir, Do No Harm (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, $25.99). Later in the book, there are more troubling admissions — of doubts, medical errors, half-truths sold to desperate patients and irrevocable medical errors. Of an operation that left a woman partially paralyzed, Marsh writes: “I must have been too sure of myself.” But for Marsh, there is only one way to get past this: simply to continue. With scalpel in hand again, “morbid fear disappears,” he writes, “and I feel in control of what is happening.”His book, nominated for several literary awards in his native Britain, is an engrossing mix of compassion and arrogance. It also showcases his graceful writing style: Neurosurgery, he writes, is appealing for its “controlled and altruistic violence.” The book details numerous delicate procedures, but it is more than just a series of case histories or a medical primer (although you will learn a lot). Like the work of his fellow physicians Jerome Groopman and Atul Gawande, “Do No Harm” offers insight into the life of doctors and the quandaries they face as we throw our outsize hopes into their fallible hands.Read full article >>







Harold Bloom takes on 12 American greats in ‘The Daemon Knows’

Way back in that innocent year 1959, a young professor of English at Yale published a slender volume of literary criticism called “Shelley’s Mythmaking,” an erudite and transgressive analysis of the English Romantic. Thus was launched the remarkable career of the great Harold Bloom. A half-century later, “The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime” arrives as the capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching.Read full article >>







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Don't make blatantly self-serving blog posts or status updates please, people!

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

We're a fantastic community. Sometimes we need to and do address issues that are brought to our attention to keep it that way.

Please be aware that constantly linking to your own work or copy/pasting it here is irritating to many other…

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Harlequin's not just about lovebirds!

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:30pm 3 Comments

Having a book published under the publishing giant Harlequin's umbrella must be almost universally irresistible to writers. Think it's a pipe dream? Think again, because Harlequin offers an excellent online resource to help you and your novel…

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Sherlock Holmes public domain debate finally solved

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Those wishing to give Holmes a whirl will be very glad to hear he's well and truly in the public domain, according to The…Continue

Book Excerpts belong in the Groups section, not the Forum

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Please don't add them here as we have a special section for that. Go to http://www.authors.com/group/book-excerpts instead and add it there. You can also reach it from the black menu tab…Continue

A major membership milestone! We're now over 3000 strong

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I'm thrilled to inform everyone that Authors.com continues to go from strength to strength, and we've now surpassed the 3000 members milestone. Woo hoo!! Thank you to everyone here for your continued support, help and encouragement that keeps…Continue

"We need to stop talking about digital as if digital is all there is" - President, Hatchette Book Group USA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Stevenson Oct 8, 2012. 5 Replies

This interesting article raises a great point. Are authors and/or publishers too concerned about the digital format for books, treating print as the poor relation nowadays?  Ken Michaels, just appointed President of Hachette Book Group USA, reminded…Continue

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At 11:32pm on September 14, 2009, Kay Elizabeth said…
I'm having fun finding my way around! :)
At 6:28am on October 18, 2009, krystina june crim said…
ok thanks for bein my friend
At 9:48pm on October 21, 2009, Boops_Tammy said…
Thank You for your welcome! I like mysteries and thrillers. I enjoy watching crime television, its interesting to see how cases are sold. And also what types of things can cause a case to go unsolved. Real stories and the entertainment shows as well. How about you?

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