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A Conversation With Jeanette Winterson

Winterson, one of the most brilliant writers of her generation, visits SLU September 23 to accept the St. Louis Literary Award. She spoke with us by email about wildness, tameness, adoption, and loving the world for its own sake, among other things. more »

Sep 16, 2014 Literary

Photograph by Sam Zalutsky, courtesy of Spiegel and Grau

Talking to “Orange is the New Black,” Author Piper Kerman About Her Upcoming Visit to St. Louis, Ava’s Grace, and Prison Reform

Kerman, whose memoir inspired the TV series of the same name, is passionate about prisoner's rights and is using her new role on the red carpet to advocate for incarcerated women. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Literary (1 Comments)

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

First Stop: Tavern of Fine Arts

Short story writer and Webster prof Murray Farish kicks off River Styx's fall 2014 series with a reading from his new book of short stories, "Inappropriate Behavior." more »

Aug 22, 2014 Literary

Psst… We Got Books

Here’s a list of cool books published in the last year or so by local authors. If you’re the sort of freak or rebel who reads books, you might dig them. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Literary (1 Comments)

The author in front of 55 Eltisley, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes' first home together.

Photograph by Tom Bramer

In the Cards: Julia Gordon-Bramer's "Fixed Stars Govern a Life"

Poet and Tarot-card reader Julia Gordon-Bramer’s new book explains why Sylvia Plath’s "Ariel" is not just about the poet’s own emotional turmoil; it's also a poetic journey through the 21 cards of the Tarot's major arcana. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Literary

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