The Long and Short of You Belong Here – The Gentle, Exhausting Art of Adapting a Short Story Collection into a Novel

A guest post by Laurie Steed Once, I was a short story writer. I know this because I was respected amongst my peers but not at all popular. When people would meet me, they’d say,…

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Inside North Korea’s Literary Fiction Factory

A guest post by Meredith Shaw  With colorful rhetoric about dotards and nuclear buttons, North Korean propaganda is attracting attention around the world. Outside observers can now easily access some of this propaganda by visiting…

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15 Famous Authors That Became Screenwriters

A guest post by Ken Miyamoto Some of the greatest films of all time, in a wide variety of genres, have been adapted from short stories and novels. Despite the fact that the literary and cinematic…

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How a Young Ernest Hemingway Dealt with his First Taste of Fame

Image: Ernest Hemingway with a bull near Pamplona, Spain in 1927, two years before A Farewell to Arms would be published. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. A guest post…

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How Kazuo Ishiguro’s Writing Won Him the Nobel Prize in Literature – According to Research

Image: Kazuo Ishiguro in 2017. EPA Images A guest post by Sara Whiteley Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and, as a long-term scholar and fan of Ishiguro, I feel compelled to…

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