The Residue Years

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Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas moderates a reading and discussion with Mitchell Jackson, author of The Residue Years (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division (Agate Bolden, 2013), on the issues of race and class in literature. An interview with Lucas is featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lisa Scottoline

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In this video from BookExpo America 2014, Lisa Scottoline speaks with humor and passion about the magic of books and the importance of writing the truth. Scottoline says as a novelist, "the interesting thing you learn, is that you have to tell it true.... It has to make me a little worried about saying it out loud." Scottoline is featured along with her agent Molly Friedrich in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Edward Kelsey Moore

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Edward Kelsey Moore shares what inspired him to write the novel The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Moore says he wanted to capture, "that feeling of hearing a story told across the dining room table or at the kitchen counter." Read how Moore met his agent Barney Karpfinger in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Karen Russell

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"With first drafts, the best feeling, and sort of the rarest, is when I also don't know what's going to happen.... It's a wonderful pleasure, you're writing the way a reader reads." In this video from the Chicago Humanities Festival, Karen Russell speaks with Time Out Chicago's Laura Pearson about her process. Russell shares how she found her agent Denise Shannon in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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