Archive for April, 2010

Sci-Fi Adventures: Kurt Andersen, Rick Moody, NK Jemisen

Literary giants ANDERSEN and MOODY might not be the first names that come to mind when one’s thoughts turn to sci-fi, but as it turn out they are not just fans, but practitioners. ANDERSEN reads from his short story included in a sci-fi collection edited by Neil Gaiman, “Stories: All New Tales,” coming out in […]

ReadThis is working to get the Women’s Academy of Excellence in the Bronx the books they want and need. Can you help?

The mission of the Women’s Academy of Excellence–-an all-girl’s public high school in the Bronx-–is to create a community of lifelong learners. Fairly new, and bent on high achievement, the school buzzes with the excitement of its students, but its supply of books is extremely low. The students need everything, especially: classics, plays, thesauri, and […]

Young Adult Spectacular: Cecily von Ziegesar (Gossip Girl), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Leviathan), Justine Larbalestier (Liar), and Bennett Madison (The Blonde of the Joke)

What is it like to watch your bestselling book series become a hit TV show? How do you create an alternate universe? With work ranging in subject matter from steampunk to rich kids to compulsive liars to shoplifiting, this is said to be the Golden Age of Teen Fiction. Hear four fascinating YA stars read […]