Author Q&A: Mary Pilon on Monopoly’s secret history

Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, explains how she became intrigued by the storied and scandalous history of the board game Monopoly--the subject of her latest book.

Author Q&A: Leonard Mlodinow on The Upright Thinkers

Author and physicist Leornard Mlodinow tells us about his new book The Upright Thinkers, which spans the history of evolution and human thought in just one volume.

BookSmarts: War, Pestilence, And The Surgeon’s Blade

UO graduate and Booklandia.tv host Maya delves into some gore-y history in this episode of BookSmarts when she discusses Wars, Pestilence, and the Surgeon's Blade by Thomas Scotland. War and surgery aren’t for the weak of heart, but who knew they had such corresponding histories?

Writers on Writers: Mary Pilon on narrative journalism

While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.

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