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Lit Crush: Best Books of 2017

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2017 gave us neck-break news cycles, Fifty Shades Darker, and the man romper (why it wasn't the bro romper—or the #bromper—we'll never know). But 2017 also gave us searing memoirs, blazing poetry, and breathtaking novels. In short, it was lit-tastic. These are the Grub staff and community's very best books of the year. 

 

The Grub community has spoken

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Books & Reading The Writing Life

“Be Patient with the Process”: Interview with Memoir Incubator Alum Michelle Bowdler About Her Book IS RAPE A CRIME?

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Grubbie Kristen Paulson-Nguyen interviews fellow Memoir Incubator alum Michelle Bowdler about her memoir Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto, which was recently longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. 

Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

Grub News Interviews

Lit Boston: What’s Happening in January?

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In the January 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, most curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary goodness.

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One Argument, Two Books, a Magazine Article and a TV Show: How the Hell Does Creativity Work?

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By Katrin Schumann

Instead of feeling grateful I was annoyed. My husband and I were wandering among the 18th century gravestones, talking books. 

He was excited. “And then you can have the guy, it’s set in modern times, maybe he’s an international spy or a drug lord or something big, and he’s thinking back on what happened with his mother and that’s how you tell the Ibiza story?”

Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in May

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

 

Lauren, Grub's Office Manager, recently finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, which she can appreciate for its structure, but which she found depressing and lackluster in terms of character development

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The Writing Life

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in April

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Eve, Grub's Executive Director, just finished an advanced reader's copy of Alex Marzano-Lesnevich's totally brilliant book Fact of a Body

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The Writing Life

6 Reasons to Love the Memoir Incubator 

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The Memoir Incubator is a program for writers interested in a deep revision of their memoir drafts, a comprehensive study of the memoir form, and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing world

Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

Join Memoir Incubator Alum E. Dolores Johnson for a Virtual Discussion of Her Memoir SAY I'M DEAD

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Join Memoir Incubator alum E. Dolores Johnson on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm for a virtual discussion of her memoir Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love. She will be joined in conversation by author and Director of GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace Sonya Larson. Learn more and pre-register here

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Grub News

On Breaking the Rule of Detachment

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There's a distinctly rebellious air about the Muse and the Marketplace Conference this year. Come April 6-8 at Boston's Park Plaza, #Muse18 presenters will be letting loose on the writing rules that have held our manuscripts hostage for far too long. To kick off the conversation ahead of the Muse weekend, this year's Muse series explores the writing, publishing, and workshop rules, conventions, and accepted norms that authors, agents, and editors at the Muse love to hateand why they'd love to see them broken. Some presenters will also offer their own rules or conventions that ...

Colwill Brown

Craft Advice

Best of the Web 11/27/17

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Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll ruminate. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



From The Guardian, "The Best Books of 2017 Part One" and "Part Two," in which contemporary authors enthuse about the year's literary highlights, especially Sebastian Barry's Days Without End. Grubbie Alex Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body is SJ Watson's favorite of the year, and Girl On a Train bestselling author Paula Hawkins is crushing on both The Fact of a Body and grubbie Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.

 

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