Mark Oshiro with a photoshopped crown

More Reveals, More Awesome

The line-ups are finalized for Nerd Jeopardy and Friday evening’s Books & Booze pairing — let the muppet-arms commence!  Mark Oshiro will be returning to defend his Nerd Jeopardy crown. His opposition this year? Sara Farizan and Mara Wilson, and Ryan Chapman returns as Trivia Master. Place your bets now! And on Friday evening, Diane McMartin will […]

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collage of Sarah Andersen, Zoraida Cordova, Emily Jacobson, Nick Higgins, and Ryan Chapman

Who’s Who at Book Riot Live: Round Five

Our newest speakers are pretty cool, y’all. Cartoonist Sarah C. Andersen gives webcomic advice but also we’re just delighted to see her share  her favorite of her comics over on Things In Squares. Author Zoraida Córdova tells the Latin Post that she’s “more interested in creating a Latin protagonist who struggles with adolescence, as opposed to a Latin […]

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Sarah’s Going to Be Scribbling at BRL!

Deep breath… Sarah Andersen has been added to the list of Book Riot Live speakers! This is not a drill. If you followed Rioter Swapna’s advice and took Adulthood Is a Myth to the beach with you this summer, you know how excited we all are over here. If you didn’t, check out Swapna’s post on […]

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Mara Wilson and her book cover for Where Am I Now?

Why You Should Be Reading Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson will be speaking at Book Riot Live 2016, November 12 and 13 in New York City. This post originally ran on BookRiot.com, by Angel Cruz. Hey kids, remember the feeling you got when you cleaned your room without being asked and no one noticed? That's what adulthood's like. — Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 19, […]

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BRL Book Preview: Post-It Edition, Round 2

Sometimes you’re just compelled to write book reviews on Post-Its, what can we say? Those of you who prefer the TL;DR version of reviews, voila. Click the photos to embiggen, and the text is transcribed below! Round 1 is here. Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley About: A changeling kid who becomes part of a flying […]

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Our Speakers Want You To Read These Books

In our Book Riot Live Interview (full interviews going up here, check back regularly!) we asked our speakers: What book do you wish more people had read? Here are their answers. Jeph Jacques: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Joni Rodgers: Strunk & White’s Elements of Style Meg Medina: Just more diverse authors in general. Rumaan Alam: Mary McCarthy, […]

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Diane McMartin

The Book Riot Live Interview: Diane McMartin

Diane McMartin is the author of This Calls For a Drink, and the presenter of our Friday evening Books & Booze pairing (tickets available!).  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option A: Plotter. I plan EVERYTHING OUT before I ever start writing. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Jessica Jones. Q: What’s one thing you want […]

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Charlie Jane Anders, credit Tristan Crane

The Book Riot Live Interview: Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky. Find out more about her here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Wonder Woman Q: What’s one thing you want people to know about […]

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Librarians and Lightsabers

I spy some additions to the Book Riot Live programming! If: – you’re a librarian or just in love with your library; – you’ve read and/or watched Orange is the New Black and now have some serious questions for the judicial system; – you’ve always wondered what a Wookiee might sound like in iambic pentameter; […]

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Nisi Shawl, photo credit Caren Ann Corley

The Book Riot Live Interview: Nisi Shawl

Nisi Shawl is the author of Everfair. Find out more about her here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? The rather obscure Isis, from the 1970s DC comic series; also, I really dig Wonder Woman. Q: […]

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Ayize Jama Everett

The Book Riot Live Interview: Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett is the author of The Liminal People, The Liminal War, and The Entropy of Bones. Find out more about him here!  Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Option B: Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? The question. [Editor’s note: Get the Question’s backstory here.] […]

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