Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Partial Charles Newman Reading List

Summer is the right time for long, strange books, so it might just be the moment to sit down with a singular St. Louis writer, Charles Newman, whose posthumous novel In Partial DisgraceĀ is out in a beautiful paperback edition from … Continue reading

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A Very Literary Monday Evening at Central Library

On Monday June 24, Central Library plays host to two exciting literary events. In the auditorium, we have Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and a recent pro-St. Louis op ed in the New York Times. (Her St. … Continue reading

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Free Agent: The Rosalie Siegel Interview

Rosalie Siegel was my first literary agent and friend in the business. In 1977, she founded her own agency, going on to represent many well-known writers such as William Wharton, Ann Rinaldi, Jonathan Ames, and Nancy Huston. Throughout the long … Continue reading

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Joe Schwartz Responds to Reader Letters

Over the course of three short-story collections, Central Library employee and STL Scribblers alum Joe Schwartz has built a reputation as one of St. Louis’s most relentless and determined writers. Drawing his inspiration from John Steinbeck and Stephen King, Joe’s … Continue reading

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The Word from BEA

Opening Proviso So to begin with a caveat lector: there’s just no way I will be able to adequately “cover” Book Expo America 2013 with any kind of clarity or neutrality. The emotions were too strong. Almost overwhelming after eight … Continue reading

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