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.

Writers on Writers: Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Inside the O'Briens, tells us about how the work of Oliver Sacks has influenced her own writing.

Writers on Writers: David Treuer on “chameleon-like” authors

Author David Treuer tells us which writers are most inspiring to him and how variety in style and tone is a must. Giving examples of these "chameleon-like" writers, Truer lists The Unconsoled, The Remains of the Day, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro as well…

Review: Hello Kitty Must Die


Fiona Yu wants nothing to do with her father's attempts to find her a "suitable" husband and instead spends her time working overtime at a prestigious San Francisco law firm. In her downtime she pals around with childhood friend and serial killer Sean…

Author Q&A: Listening for Coyotes by William Sullivan

Author William Sullivan regales us with tales from his 1,361-mile, 65-day solo hike across Oregon. More stories can be found in his book, Listening for Coyote.

BookSmarts: Fables at any age

Digital Artist Brynn Konkle tells us about what's on her nightstand--Aesop's Fables! Watch Brynn tell you why she loves these classic stories.

BookSmarts: Chew on this

Who knew the digestive system could be so funny? Portland reader Laurie Epstein-Terris explains her recent Powell’s purchase: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by best-selling non-fiction author Mary Roach.

BookSmarts: War of the (ghost) worlds

University of Oregon student Monica Nunan has developed a broad spectrum of literary knowledge. She tells us about her favorite books, spanning from historical fiction such as When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka to teen angst in graphic novel form, Ghost World…

BookSmarts: What does a non-reader read?

University of Oregon student Tom Hernandez reveals his tumultuous past with assigned reading and the novel that has stuck with him.   

Author Q&A: Susan Sokol Blosser on “orange books”

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of  Letting Go, recants her early love for history and mystery stories. From Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes, Blosser has a love for the genre in every capacity.  

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