Kristian Wilson
Kristian Wilson is a freelance writer and editor from the rural American South. She writes. She reads. She plays video games. She also sleeps sometimes. Talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.

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Why It's So Important This YA Series Is Being Made Into A Movie

Heads up, YA readers! Jenny Han has just announced that the To All the Boys I've Loved Before movie is happening, and it's time to get excited, because this is an important moment for Asian American r...
By Kristian Wilson

5 Reasons We're Excited For The New Harry Potter Books

As you probably know by now, we're getting a few new Harry Potter books this fall, and Potterheads can't wait to get their hands on them. There so many reasons we're excited for the new Harry Potter b...
By Kristian Wilson

Here's A Sneak Peek Of The Feminist Graphic Novels That Need To Be On Your TBR

Bustle is pleased to announce that two new feminist graphic novels are on their way to a bookstore near you, courtesy of Drawn + Quarterly. The graphic-novel publisher will unveil Dirty Plotte: The Co...
By Kristian Wilson

This "Jane Eyre" Graphic Novel Is The Modernization You've Been Dying For

Heads up, Brontë fans! A graphic novel based on Jane Eyre is coming soon from The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna. First announced by Entertainment Weekly back in February, Jane com...
By Kristian Wilson

Anthony Bourdain's Book Is Perfect For Both Foodies & Horror Lovers

Get Jiro! author and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain is releasing a comic book series filled with foodie ghost stories. Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts will be one of the first series published by Karen...
By Kristian Wilson

Junot Diaz's New Book Was Inspired By A Request From His Goddaughters

In a Wednesday press release, Penguin Random House revealed that This Is How You Lose Her author Junot Díaz is writing his first picture book. Penguin Random House imprint Dial Books for Young Readers...
By Kristian Wilson

This YA Fantasy Series Could Be Your Next Book-To-TV Obsession

YA fantasy fans, rejoice! Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle is in development as a TV series at SyFy. The series will be executive produced by Catherine Hardwicke, who directed Twilight. The Raven Cycl...
By Kristian Wilson

Sherman Alexie Cancels Book-Tour Dates Due To Depression

After writing a soul-baring memoir about his late mother, Sherman Alexie has cancelled his book-tour dates due to depression. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author wrote an open lette...
By Kristian Wilson

Two New Harry Potter Books Are Coming This Fall

U.K. publisher Bloomsbury made everyone's day on Tuesday, when it announced, via its quarterly report, that two new Harry Potter books are come this fall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the wizar...
By Kristian Wilson

There Could Be Major Season 7 Clues In The Game Of Thrones Books

If you aren't ready for HBO's big Sunday premiere, you will be after this. I've got 10 Game of Thrones Season 7 clues from the books to whet your appetite for more murderous fun with the Targaryens, S...
By Kristian Wilson

You'll Want To Read The Book That Just Won Fiction's Most Mysterious Prize

With his 2016 novella, Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift has just won fiction's most mysterious prize. The Hawthornden Prize doesn't publish a shortlist or ask publishers to send in their best novels or ...
By Kristian Wilson

This Guy's Magical Harry Potter Proposal Will Make You Believe In Love

Potterheads looking to pop the question are going to have to make real magic to beat this one. A recent Harry Potter proposal used a Golden Snitch ring box, and it's just too much for words. Knowing t...
By Kristian Wilson

Stephen King's Fave Horror Movies Are Guaranteed To Scare You Senseless

The next time you're planning a scary-movie night with your friends — or even by yourself, if you dare — you could do worse than the horror movies Stephen King has recommended over the years. I've got...
By Kristian Wilson

Agatha Christie Had The Best Comeback When Someone Criticized Her Appearance

Agatha Christie enjoyed a long career as one of the English-speaking world's foremost crime novelists, and while her books are still beloved by readers around the globe today, we're still finding out ...
By Kristian Wilson

Poet Rupi Kaur Shared A Sneak Peek Of Her New Book & It's Insta-Worthy

Perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point, Rupi Kaur has released a sneak peek of her new book, The Sun and Her Flowers, out this fall from Andrews McMeel Publishing. The...
By Kristian Wilson

7 Bestselling Authors Reveal How These Famous Villains Changed Their Writing

Out Tuesday from Bloomsbury USA Children's, Because You Love to Hate Me is a young-adult fiction anthology that contains 13 stories about your favorite villains, told through collaboration between Boo...
By Kristian Wilson

Has George R.R. Martin Already Finished Writing "Winds Of Winter"?

Folks, what if all the time we've been waiting for The Winds of Winter has been manufactured to generate interest in the author's blog and HBO's Game of Thrones series? What if George R.R. Martin alre...
By Kristian Wilson

Some Poor Soul Read Harry Potter Fanfiction Instead Of The Real Book

I was late to the Harry Potter game, but with nearly a decade of wizarding knowledge under my belt, I've almost forgotten what it was like to not know a Galleon from a Grim. Thankfully, someone's come...
By Kristian Wilson

Books About Aliens That Seriously Push Your Imagination To Its Limits

July 8, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the famous Roswell Incident, in which the U.S. Air Force was reported to have recovered a U.F.O. near Roswell, New Mexico. Because it's clearly only a matter...
By Kristian Wilson

These Ex-Couples In Literature Will Give You Uncoupling Goals

Just had a breakup and don't know how to handle future contact with your ex? It's time for you to re-visit the best ex-couples in literature. These are the folks who learned how to co-parent, stay fri...
By Kristian Wilson

Parents Benefit From Reading With Kids, Too

The answer to the eternal question of how to be a good parent might be as simple as curling up with a great book. A recent study from the University of Sussex found that reading physical books with ch...
By Kristian Wilson

Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year Is "Surreal"

The results are finally in, and Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year is "surreal," which means that the Internet collectively beat "fascism." That's a victory worth celebrating, even if "surreal" isn't ...
By Kristian Wilson

Mitali Perkins' New YA Novel Looks Amazing

If you loved Monsoon Summer and Tiger Boy, you'll be happy to know that Mitali Perkins' new YA novel, You Bring the Distant Near, looks and sounds just as amazing as her other books. I've got a cover ...
By Kristian Wilson

10 Essential Shirley Jackson Short Stories

Beloved author Shirley Jackson would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 14, had she lived to see it. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I've got 10 essential Shirley Jackson short stories f...
By Kristian Wilson

34 Woman-Recommended Books You Must #ReadToLead

Want to start your new year off right, or pick up the pace in your workplace? I've got 34 career woman-recommended books you must #ReadToLead. Hand-picked by a group of seven women at the tops of thei...
By Kristian Wilson

NYT's Top 10 Books Of 2016 Has Some Surprises

It's December now, which means it's time for us all to review the year's best-ofs. To that end, The New York Times' top 10 books of 2016 features not only expected and welcome faces, but a few surpris...
By Kristian Wilson

George R.R. Martin Thinks Clinton Could Have Won

In a Q&A video from Guadalajara, Mexico's International Book Fair, we learned that George R.R. Martin thinks Hillary Clinton could have won the election, if only she'd taken a page out of Daenerys...
By Kristian Wilson

'Cursed Child' Tops Amazon's 2016 Best Seller List

Book nerds are capping off a year of unpleasant surprises with a palatable ending. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tops Amazon's 2016 best seller list, coming in first on both the children's and ove...
By Kristian Wilson

Jane Austen's Mother Didn't Like Her Third Novel

For every aspiring writer who has had a beloved family member turn up their nose at your work, here's a little comfort. Jane Austen's mother didn't like her third novel, Mansfield Park, and her other ...
By Kristian Wilson

7 Tips To Start A Successful Book Club At Work

A new year is just around the corner, and people everywhere are looking for ways to make next year better than this one. Starting a book club at work can be a great way to enrich your workplace experi...
By Kristian Wilson

A Book Subscription For Kids Is The Perfect Gift

There are a few things I'm really terrible at, and they include 1) shopping for kids and 2) remembering to buy birthday presents for my friends' kids (sorry, guys). If you're like me, you should know ...
By Kristian Wilson

How You Can #GiveaBook To Children In Need

Want to do something nice for a family in your community this holiday season? I know how you can #GiveaBook to children in need, for free, thanks to Penguin Random House's third-annual charity book pr...
By Kristian Wilson

Abbi Jacobson On The Importance Of Reading

Hold onto your hats, Broad City fans. Bustle is happy to exclusively reveal that Abbi Jacobson is Book of the Month's guest judge for December, and she's chosen Kathleen Collins' Whatever Happened to ...
By Kristian Wilson

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Adapt Kingkiller Chronicle

Everyone's favorite Broadway actor has plans to tackle another literary project. Lin-Manuel Miranda will adapt The Kingkiller Chronicle for film and television. The Hunger Games distributor Lionsgate ...
By Kristian Wilson

Paula Hawkins' New Book Is Coming Next Summer

Ever since The Girl on the Train took the world by storm in 2015, readers have clamored to know when Paula Hawkins' next book would hit store shelves. I'm pleased to announce that the wait is almost o...
By Kristian Wilson

Why Can Dumbledore Understand Parseltongue?

Twenty years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione Apparated into our hearts, the Harry Potter series isn't done giving up its secrets. Today, one Redditor thinks they may have solved one of the series' olde...
By Kristian Wilson

6 Books That Predicted Donald Trump's Presidency

In the weeks since the 2016 presidential election, many of us have asked ourselves, repeatedly, "How could this have happened?" To that end, we've found movies, Simpsons episodes, and books that predi...
By Kristian Wilson

HRC Was Spotted At A Local Bookstore This Week

On Sunday in Waverly, Rhode Island, Hillary Rodham Clinton was spotted in a bookstore with her family, one of her first appearances since she delivered a concession speech on Nov. 9. An employee of Th...
By Kristian Wilson

America Chavez Is The Queer Superhero We Need RN

She first appeared in 2011's Vengeance, built a following in 2013's Young Avengers, and now a cult-favorite character is finally getting her own series. America Chavez is the queer superhero we need r...
By Kristian Wilson

Sarah Tolcser's 'Song Of The Current' Cover Reveal

An elementary technology teacher is set to make her publishing debut next year with a young adult fantasy novel about a 17-year-old girl searching for her destiny. The cover for Sarah Tolcser's Song o...
By Kristian Wilson