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For Michelle Zauner, Food Is Everything

"I'm such a garbage mouth."

By Samantha Leach
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The Author Of 'Three Women' Explores Sex & Trauma Once Again, This Time In Fiction

“Overlooking painful stories is still part of the problem,” says Lisa Taddeo.

By Samantha Leach
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'Detransition, Baby' Author Torrey Peters Procrastinates By Reading 'Moby Dick'

“Nobody can blame me for reading Moby Dick. Right?”

By Samantha Leach
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Bolu Babalola's First Short Stories Were "'The O.C.' Meets Meg Cabot"

One of her high school-era works was titled Summer Lovin’ — after the teen soap’s indelible mean girl, naturally.

By Samantha Leach
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For Stacey Solomon, Being In Control Of The Little Moments Is Enough

The singer and TV host discusses taking 'Tap To Tidy' from Instagram featurette to full-length book.

By Charlie Mock
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Wanted Her Memoir To Read Like Letters To Her Younger Self

"[I feel like I'm] looking back at my teenage self and saying, 'Girl, what are you doing? Don't make an ass out of yourself.'"

By Samantha Leach
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Comedian Catherine Cohen's Poetry Reads Like Your Most Salacious Group Chat

"I'm always looking to read something that seems very personal or intimate."

By Samantha Leach
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Angie Thomas Listened To Tupac & Outkast While Writing 'Concrete Rose'

"[It] was a 90s hip hop playlist all the way through!"

By Lily Herman
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How 'Caste' Became The Definitive Anti-Racist Text Of 2020

In a year of reading lists and racial reckoning, Isabel Wilkerson's book cut through the noise.

By Lily Herman
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Dolly Parton Writes Songs Everywhere — Even On The Back Of A McDonald's Receipt

The country star reflects on writing 175 of her most iconic songs in her new book, 'Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.'

By Samantha Leach
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Ali Wong Likes To Unwind With THC Gummies & 'Rick And Morty'

The 'Dear Girls' author reveals her writing process, from eating pork rinds to taking hula hoop breaks.

By Samantha Leach
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How Slurpees & Spaghetti Fuel Lana Del Rey's Writing Process

The artist reflects on her new poetry collection, 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.'

By Samantha Leach
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10 Great New Books To Read This Week

Including two Jane Austen-inspired rom-coms.

By K.W. Colyard
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Sally Rooney Is Publishing A New Novel

'Beautiful World, Where Are You' will be out in September this year.

By Bustle UK
Quick Question

For Emma Roberts & Karah Preiss, Friendship Comes Before Business

The duo behind Belletrist + BookClub talk pleasure reading, “monotasking,” and Twitter memes.

By Arya Roshanian
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How Horses Helped My Ancestors Evade Colonizers, & Helped Me Find Myself

Writer Braudie Blais-Billie grew up between two worlds. Horses allowed her to bridge the gap.

By Braudie Blais-Billie
TV & Movies

Let's Talk About The Ending Of 'The Green Knight'

The film manages to make the centuries-old Arthurian tale feel fresh.

By Arya Roshanian
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Meet The Book-Obsessed Entrepreneur Challenging Goodreads’ Reign

With The StoryGraph, Nadia Odunayo is giving readers the online community they deserve.

By Lily Herman
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Every Book You're Going To Want To Read In 2021

From 'Detransition, Baby' to 'The Girls I've Been.'

By K.W. Colyard
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15 Books Like 'Bridgerton,' For Those Who Can't Get Enough Of The Regency Romance

Who doesn't want more 19th century love stories?

By K.W. Colyard and Lily Herman
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15 Books To Read If You Love Haruki Murakami

Because you can only re-read 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' so many times.

By Alex Heimbach and Lily Herman
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9 New Must-Read Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Mariko Tamaki and K.B. Wagers.

By K.W. Colyard
TV & Movies

'The Last Letter From Your Lover' Is Based On A Much-Loved Romance Book

Author Jojo Moyes penned the 2008 novel of the same name.

By K.W. Colyard
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Religious Romances Come Out Of The Confessional

Fleabag’s Hot Priest isn’t the only one mixing love and worship — the romance novel industry is experiencing something of a religious renaissance.

By Lily Herman