Lucy Knisley

100 days and counting…

IT IS ONLY 100 DAYS TO BOOK RIOT LIVE. Ahem. Sorry. Did you know that in the past three weeks, we added seven new speakers? We did! We’re delighted to welcome Alexander Chee, Jessamyn Hope, Brendan Kiely, Lucy Knisley, Sara Nović, Alisha Rai, and Jason Reynolds. Check ’em all out on the Speakers page! And […]

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Jason Reynolds credit Kia Chenelle

New Additions To The Line-Up

It’s been a busy couple weeks of booking. We’ve added six authors to the convention, and we’re pretty chuffed about them. Check ’em out!  

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Margaret Atwood, photo credit Jean Malek

While You Were Reading: July 14

Learn more about Book Riot Live’s speakers, courtesy of interviews, reviews, and posts from around the web. Roberta Kaplan would like to make June 26 “Anthony Kennedy Day”: “I think June 26 is going to be Anthony Kennedy Day in American history. I think that actually will happen. It should be a national holiday, and […]

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While You Were Reading: July 2

Learn more about Book Riot Live’s speakers, courtesy of interviews, reviews, and posts from around the web. Alvina Ling talks about her Taiwanese-American heritage and the life of an editor with Breaking Barriers: Sometimes when I read my diaries from when I was a kid, I realize that I haven’t actually changed as much as […]

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Margaret Atwood, photo credit Jean Malek

Margaret Atwood Will Be at Book Riot Live

Are you sitting down? You might want to, because we are over the moon, beyond delighted to announce that the one and only Margaret Atwood will be speaking at Book Riot Live! Not only will she be speaking, but she’ll also be presiding over a writing contest. More details to come on that VERY SOON. […]

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William Johnson

Reading Lives #30: William Johnson

This post originally ran June 30, 2015 on BookRiot.com, by Jeff O’Neal. William Johnson will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ My guest this week is William Johnson, a Brooklyn based essayist, cultural critic and editor. He is the managing editor of The Lambda Literary Review, a website dedicated to celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

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While You Were Reading

Learn more about our speakers, courtesy of interviews, reviews, and posts from around the web. Daniel Jose Older on writing, over at Gawker: To answer the second part of your question, Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins stuff, Junot Diaz everything, and Octavia Butler everything. I would say that’s the trifecta. There was one year of my […]

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Sally Slater

A Beginner’s Guide to Wattpad

This post originally ran on June 17 on BookRiot.com. Sally Slater will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ Sally Slater is the author of Paladin, a fantasy adventure novel that has garnered over 11 million reads on Wattpad, and now a #1 Amazon bestseller. Paladin is her debut novel and the first of a […]

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Book Riot Live

A Reading Guide for Book Riot Live, Part 2

You’ve got your tickets for Book Riot Live, and you’ve started perusing the programming, but you want to read up a bit before November. Where to start? I have some thoughts about that! You can read Part 1 here. Publicist Gregory Henry: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor For lovers of […]

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Myke Cole

Reading Lives #29: Myke Cole

This post originally ran June 12, 2015 on BookRiot.com, by Jeff O’Neal. Myke Cole will be appearing at Book Riot Live! My guest this week is Myke Cole. As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. Now, he […]

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Beverly Jenkins

Book Riot Loves Beverly Jenkins

These originally ran on BookRiot.com. Beverly Jenkins will be appearing at Book Riot Live! Destiny’s Embrace – Beverly Jenkins (Historical) Beverly Jenkins is a powerhouse in Romance, but doesn’t get a lot of notice as a Black Author. If you’re looking to diversify (especially considering this very white list I’m so sorry), her novels are […]

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