The Story of the Book

 

Writing to Destroy Memory

by Claudia Casper

 

In this post, Claudia Casper, author of the new book The Mercy Journals, shares how General Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian general who led the UN Peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, inspired her to write about genocide and its ramifications on individuals and society. 

 

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Five Surprising Influences on You Will Know Me

by Megan Abbott

 

We asked Megan Abbott to talk about some of the influences behind her new hit book You Will Know Me. Here she discusses how a television show about football, movies about ballet, and a book on parenting helped shape her novel centered on gymnastics.  

 

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What Else Would a Young Film Star Wear? 

by Maggie O'Farrell 

 

In this essay, Maggie O'Farrell, author of the new novel This Must Be the Place, writes about how an unforgettable dress found its way into her fiction.

 

 

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The Story of the Book 

 

In this feature we ask some of your favorite authors to give insight into their books. Find out what's behind the pages!