A Literotican Vacation

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If the term “literotica” doesn’t mean anything to you, but tweaks some long-suppressed creative desire, you might consider signing up for one of Mitzi Szereto’s weekend erotic writing workshops. Two sessions — one in early March, the other in mid-November — will…

Fail Better

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“… somewhere between a critic’s necessary superficiality and a writer’s natural dishonesty, the truth of how we judge literary success or failure is lost.” In a two article series for The Guardian, Zadie Smith (White Teeth, On Beauty) doesn’t pull any literary…

The End of Harry Bosch

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If you haven’t been paying attention, today brings us the final, 16th installment of Michael Connelly’s New York Times Magazine serial, “The Overlook.” This Sunday fiction series, which features Connelly’s detective Harry Bosch, received a good deal of publicity before it commenced…

Call Me Edgar

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The 2007 Edgar Awards nominees have been announced. J. Kingston Pierce has the whole story — and the complete nominees list — over at The Rap Sheet: Appropriately, the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) chose today — the 98th anniversary of Edgar…