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  1. Chronicle Books Blog

    Chronicle Books is an independent publisher in San Francisco. “We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.” The blog shares bookish news, resources, and inspiration.

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  2. Brothers in Pen

    Since 1999, Zoe Mullery has taught a creative writing class every Wednesday evening at San Quentin State Prison. Brothers in Pen chronicles news and stories from the class and its students.

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  3. Haruki Murakami

    The official U.S. site of celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami invites readers to explore his books, tour his office, read interviews, and more.

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  4. Hachette Book Group

    The Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher in the U.S. Authors include J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Junger, David Sedaris, Sandra Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

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  5. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

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  6. Abby Wambach

    Soccer legend, speaker, activist, and bestselling author Abby Wambach has news, videos, soccer academy information, and more at her official website.

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  7. Brightly

    Brightly, a site in partnership with Penguin Random House, helps parents grow lifelong readers. Find books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.

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  8. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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  9. Mary Laura Philpott

    Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink and the founding editor of MUSING, the digital magazine published by Parnassus Books. On her website, you’ll find links to her writing across the web, upcoming author events, and more.

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  10. Michael Pollan

    Bestselling author Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.

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  11. Elizabeth Gilbert

    On the online hub of bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, you’ll find a calendar of upcoming events, a menu for all of her books, and other information.

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  12. Dani Shapiro

    The official website of author Dani Shapiro includes stories and essays, interviews, and info on her books, workshops, and podcast.

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  13. Wonder Woman

    “We’re all a little weird thanks to our mothers. I’m carrying that tradition on with my own children.” Mary Laura Philpott, who blogged previously at I Miss You When I Blink, shares an excerpt from her new essay collection at Longreads.

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  14. Lit Lovers, Rejoice: Electric Literature Moves to WordPress

    Love to read and write? Explore Electric Literature, now on WordPress.

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  15. For the Record

    At Columbia Journalism Review, 18 journalists share how — or whether — they use tape recorders during interviews.

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