From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.
Because We Can’t Get Enough of Books
Your next favorite book awaits you!
Ann Patchett on Philip Roth
On Philip Roth’s death: “Now Roth has made the same mistake. He’s no longer here to represent his body of work. It’s up to us to keep reading the books. They are not of this time. They will offend a lot of people. They are some of the very best books I have ever known.”
Scotiabank Giller Prize
Founded in 1994, the Scotiabank Giller Prize recognizes excellence in long form and short form Canadian fiction. At $140,000, the Giller Prize is the largest literary prize in Cananda.
Epiphany 2.0: N.K. Jemisin
The official site of speculative fiction author N.K. Jemisin. A prolific author, Jemisin is the first black person to win the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel for The Fifth Season.
The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train
“I was curious about more than just how often ‘girl’ books appeared; I wanted to understand who was writing these books, and the fate of the ‘girl’ in the title.” Exploring today’s book titles, Emily St. John Mandel asks: “Who are these girls? Why are there so many of them?”
“And in the Darkness Bind Them”
At We Are the Mutants, editor-in-chief K.E. Roberts traces the history of the first Lord of the Rings paperbacks — and J.R.R. Tolkien’s resistance to them — and the establishment of fantasy as a popular genre.
On his blog, West Yorkshire-based novelist Richard Smyth publishes short stories and excerpts. His novels include Wild Ink, published in 2014, and his newest novel, Quays, which seeks backers through Unbound, the London-based crowdfunding publisher.
25 New Books by African Writers You Should Read
Recommended books by African writers — from The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela to And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile — compiled by Aaron Bady at Literary Hub.
Maybe It Was Worth It: The Millions Interviews Alexander Chee
“It’s become popular to mock writers’ use of social media again, but everyone is using it. . . . Almost no one lives in the way these critics are asking writers to live, offline and shuttered away.” Alexander Chee on writing, blogging, and his second novel, Queen of the Night.
An Interview with Author Daniel José Older
At The Book Wars, Yash interviews Daniel José Older on the craft of writing: “I’ve had to remind myself, I still constantly remind myself, how important it is to get our stories out there, to tell truths that so often don’t make it through the gridlocked gauntlet of publishing.”
Moby Dick Big Read
An online version of Herman Melville’s great American novel: each of its 135 chapters are read aloud, by performers and artists, famous and unknown.