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Flavorwire was on a list binge. They listed the 50 best movies about writers as well as the best debut novels since 1950. Then have a look at the 50 scariest short stories and 10 newly translated books you should read right now.

15 famous authors play a parlor game and it becomes instant news. Authors the likes of Zadie Smith, R.L. Stine, Baldacci and Jenny Offill play Exquisite Corpse, adding lines to a story that one of them started and the outcome is actually pretty interesting.

Jenny Slate is making some really funny video’s about her new book character Marcel the Shell, a shell who wears shoes, is allergic to flowers and has a penchant for songs.

A new technological masterpiece for writers has emerged. Called Hemingwrite, it allows you to write for sex weeks without charging, and more importantly, without distraction.

Did you always wonder why books are still published in hardcover first and paperback later? The Economist has a very short explanation for you.

Do you also miss those good ol’ days when reading novels was still bad for you? Anna North chronicles the ways reading was harmful to us and how this by now has changed.

J.K. Rowling is planning on building Hagrid’s Hut on her Scottish estate. Even if we would want to get over Harry Potter, Rowling will never let us leave.

Black Widow will be the main character in a new YA book! Marvel is not only conquering TV, they are now on their way to the bookstore.

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