Book Riot Live

A Reading Guide for Book Riot Live, Part 1

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! Editor Alvina Ling: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Terra Cooper looks like an All-American poster girl — except for the port-wine […]

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Cat Ladies, Sex Kittens, and Romance for the Rest of Us: An Interview with Sarah MacLean

This post originally ran November 11, 2013 on, by Jenn Northington. Sarah MacLean will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ As some of you know, I’m a big romance fan and it’s all because I’m lucky enough to work regularly with Sarah MacLean, romance author and expert. But I still have to fight […]

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Peter Mendelsund

Reading Lives #4: Peter Mendelsund

This post originally ran October 12, 2014 on, written by Jeff O’Neal. Peter Mendelsund will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________   Reading Lives Podcast, #4: Peter Mendelsund Welcome to Reading Lives, an interview podcast with interesting people who love books. I’m your host Jeff O’Neal from My guest on this episode […]

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Rare Book Room at the Strand

By popular demand — another cocktail party at the Strand!

Since our Saturday night cocktail party in the Rare Book Room at Book Riot Live went so quickly, and there was a waitlist, we’ve decided to add a second one! You can now add a ticket to the Friday night (November 6) cocktails reception to your registration. Come hang out with Riot staff, Book Riot […]

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Fantastic Future: N.K. Jemisin

This post originally ran May 29, 2014 on, written by Martin Cahill. N.K. Jemisin will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ The Fantastic Future Spotlight is a series of posts highlighting writers in the fantasy and science fiction field who are not only producing great work, but are actively contributing to progress and […]

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Speakers for Book Riot Live 2015

A Conversation About Girls’ Stories with Laurie Halse Anderson and Courtney Summers

This post originally ran April 22, 2015 on, written by Kelly Jensen. Laurie Halse Anderson will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ It’s been sixteen years since Laurie Halse Anderson’s groundbreaking Speak came out. In those sixteen years, it’s hard to not see that her work not only still holds power, but it’s […]

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Daniel Jose Older

READING LIVES, Episode #17: Daniel Jose Older

This post originally ran January 23, 2015 on, written by Jeff O’Neal. Daniel José Older will be appearing at Book Riot Live! ____________________ Welcome to Reading Lives, an interview podcast with interesting people who love books, hosted Jeff O’Neal from My guest on this episode is Daniel Jose Older. Daniel is the author […]

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The More You Nerd

First Round of Book Riot Live Panels Revealed!

Got your tickets for Book Riot Live? Here are five more reasons to get excited: our first panel reveals! Bookish Jeopardy: Watch as authors, industry folk, and readers go head to head in a battle of wits, memory, and courage! Who will prevail? Come and find out. Hosted by Ryan Chapman, trivia wrangler extraordinaire and […]

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Danielle Henderson

Introducing: Danielle Henderson

In addition to creating the amazing Feminist Ryan Gosling mash-ups, Danielle Henderson also writes regularly for many sites. Read up on: why she stopped watching Game of Thrones, in The Guardian. her interview with cartoonist Ellen Forney (Marbles), on Rookie.

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Sona Charaipotra

Introducing: Sona Charaipotra

We’re not only excited for Sona Charaipotra’s forthcoming novel Tiny Pretty Things, but love her work with: CAKE Literary, committed to creating delicious and diverse concepts for middle grade, teen and women’s fiction readers. We Need Diverse Books, working to raise awareness and attention for diverse books in publishing.

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Andrew Losowsky

Introducing: Andrew Losowsky

You might remember Andrew Losowsky from his time at Huffington Post Books, or maybe as the Book Reader on NY1. He’s also: Talked with our own Jeff and Rebecca, on the Book Riot Podcast, about what to do when you love an author but hate their politics. Discussed the power of publishing platforms with TEDxAtlanta.

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