Mark Oshiro

Introducing: Mark Oshiro

The Riot Staff first got to meet Mark Oshiro IRL at LeakyCon 2014, but we’ve been fans of his work for a long time. And we’re not the only ones; Oshiro is a Hugo-nominated Fan Writer. Find out why below: Mark is reading DiscWorld. And he is still reading Fifty Shades to YouTube.

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Amanda Brennan

Introducing: Amanda Brennan

How well do you know your birbs from your birds? Do you speak doge? Probably not as well as Amanda Brennan, meme librarian for Tumblr. LOLCats and Libraries: A Conversation with Internet Librarian Amanda Brennan Sounding Out! Podcast #14: Interview with Meme Librarian Amanda Brennan No Such Thing As Too Many Cat Pictures: Q&A With […]

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Alvina Ling

Introducing: Alvina Ling

We can’t wait to introduce you to Alvina Ling! As VP and Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Young Readers, Ling has edited some of our favorite authors, including: Peter Brown (author of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild) Grace Lin (author of When the Mountains Meet the Moon) Holly Black (author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown) Barry […]

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Book Riot Live

Register for Book Riot Live and You Could Win $500!

Register as a General Attendee for Book Riot Live by April 30, 2015 and be entered to win a $500 Pre-Paid VISA card (open to US residents only). Book Riot Live captures the passion for books and sense of play of Book Riot, but, you know, in person. Happening November 7th and 8th, 2015 in New York […]

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Jackson Bird

Introducing: Lauren Bird

We’re delighted to have Lauren Bird on board. As the Communications Director of the Harry Potter Alliance, she’s personally involved with one of my favorite HP fandom spin-offs, the Apparating Library. And when she’s not campaigning for literacy charities, she’s doing extensive research into waffle iron possibilities.

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Ellia Bisker

Introducing: Ellia Bisker

What does music have to do with books? A whole lot. Bisker once wrote a song inspired by Anais Nin’s Henry and June that then led to a photograph, which inspired a short story, which then led to another song, which led to another photograph, all of which were featured at a book launch! She […]

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Introducing: Sarah MacLean

MacLean has been our go-to author for thoughts on romance, for reasons you shall soon discover: Reading Lives Podcast, #10: Sarah MacLean Cat Ladies, Sex Kittens, and Romance for the Rest of Us: An Interview with Sarah MacLean

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Litographs tote

Get Yer Bookish Swag On

Whether you’re looking for your next read or the perfect print to hang in your reading nook, Book Riot Live’s vendors have got you covered. Here’s the inside scoop on our first round of exhibitors: Anne Knows Books: Stumped on what to read next? Anne Knows Books has reading specialists standing by to help recommend […]

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Peter Mendelsund

Introducing: Peter Mendelsund

Not only is Mendelsund an amazing cover designer, but we’re big fans of his writing as well: Reading Lives Podcast, #4: Peter Mendelsund Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September (selected by James Crossley)

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Musicians and editors and writers, oh my!

Booking for November continues! We’re delighted to have four new speakers to announce today. They come from four different corners of the book world, check them out below:

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Introducing: N.K. Jemisin

If you’re a Quarterly subscriber, you likely have already read — or at least read about — her! For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure: Fantastic Future: Nora Jemisin 4 Fantasy Novels That Are NOT Set in Medieval Europe

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