“The Red Tent” Meets “Exodus”

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox NEW YORK: Bestselling author Anita Diamant spent 48 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list with her novel The Red Tent and later won widespread critical acclaim for her follow-up, The Last Days of Dogtown. Her latest novel Day After Night was published earlier this month. It is the fictional account of a group of young …

Bonus Material: How to Increase Word of Mouth by 29,900%

In Discussion by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Liebestänze – Der Trailer BERLIN: Author Rainer Schmidt has taken the art of word of mouth to a whole new level. Instead of relying on a friends, family members and the staff of his publisher, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, to talk up his book, he took the concept literally and filmed 300 people in Germany — ranging from DJs …

Bonus Material: The Gold Standard of Lecture Agents

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Speaking can be a very profitable business for a writer. One novelist I spoke to — an author who had a book chosen for Oprah’s Book Club as well a couple of other top ten bestsellers — admitted to me that in some years he’s made far more money giving talks about his various books than writing …

Bonus Material: How to Save North Korean Refugees

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka NORTH KOREA: Author Mike Kim spent four years in China helping hundreds of refugees from North Korea cross the border and reach safety. His book Escaping North Korea documents his experiences. It’s a stunning story of courage, both his own and that of the escapees. Though the book appeared last year, Kim continues to be an evangelist …

Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Straddling Continents

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka TORONTO: “In the West we have constructed a narrative where African wars and poverty are meaningless, with no real political or historical context, which suggests misery is this atavistic thing,” says Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “But what gets forgotten is at the same time all this is happening, people are falling in love, people are still …