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Here are the latest posts about General Fiction on Writers Write:

  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is Latest Oprah's Book Club Pick (2017-06-26): Oprah has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection. This is Imbolo's debut novel.

  • Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Audiobook of New Harper Lee Novel (2015-04-27): Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audiobook version of the upcoming Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman.

  • Oprah's New Book Club Pick is Ruby by Cynthia Bond (2015-02-10): Oprah Winfrey is super excited about her first book pick in a year. Her choice is the novel Ruby by Cynthia Bond.

  • Author Alice Hoffman Criticizes Book Critic on Twitter (2009-06-29): The L.

  • Michael Chabon and the Many Genres (2007-04-30): Michael Chabon's new detective novel is described as a literary fusion cuisine by USA Today. Chabon is skilled at writing in many genres.

  • Philip Roth Wins First Saul Bellow Award (2007-04-02): Philip Roth has won the first PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

  • Street Lit Moves to the Mainstream (2006-02-13): The New York Times has an interesting article about a new subgenre of books: street lit.

  • Joanne Harris Talks Gentlemen & Players (2005-10-08): Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and Coastliners, chats with The Independent (UK) about her new novel, Gentlemen & Players, which is set in a British public school (what we would call a private school in America).

  • Candace Bushnell Tells it Like it Is (2005-09-15): Candace Bushnell has a new book out called Lipstick Jungle. She says women no longer want to marry Mr. Big, they want to be Mr. Big.

  • Terry McMillan Talks About Life With A Man On the Down Low (2005-08-15): Terry McMillan, author of The Interruption of Everything (Viking) talked to Newsweek about how her nasty divorce proceedings have affected her writing.

  • Don Quixote 400 Years Later (2005-02-11): Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, first published in 1605, is still very popular today and is often being remade as a film or play.

  • Child Ballet Star Publishes First Novel at Age 18 (2005-02-03): For those parents whose teens are busy scribbling away in journals, a quick read of this Reuters report about a child ballet star who now has her first novel published at the age of 18 may be in order.

  • Sharyn McCrumb and the NASCAR Drivers (2005-02-01): The Roanoke Times interviewed bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb whose latest book project had New York editors reaching for their smelling salts.

  • Mom Wants Catcher in the Rye Banned (2004-12-09): The Culture Wars are edging towards a full conflagration as a mother in Maine spearheads the effort to keep J.

  • Literary Novelists are Writing Cookbooks (2004-08-24): USA Today reports that several popular fiction novelists are now offering cookbooks containing their favorite recipes.

  • Co-writing Suits Hackman Just Fine (2004-07-19): One normally thinks of Gene Hackman as a great actor -- he has won two Oscars so far, after all.

  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Review (2004-02-01): Review of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman. The book features an introduction by Harold Bloom.

  • Fine Art Trend Hits Books, Films (2004-01-06): Fine art is appearing in several recent books and movies including the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller by Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, which now has over 5 million copies in print.