Literature

October 3, 2013 9:01 PM
"Do you want any soda with that?” Kris Minta, the owner of Spine and Crown used bookstore on Capitol Hill, asks as he pours three fingers...
September 23, 2013 5:04 PM
Northwest sushi pioneer Shiro Kashiba livens up the ferry ride to Bainbridge Island by talking about his memoir, Shiro, as part of Kitsap...
September 13, 2013 5:11 PM
Poet and pie maker Kate Lebo’s new book, A Commonplace Book of Pie, comes out in October. She’ll read from it at Richard Hugo House (10/17...
Nicole Hardy, Mormon Seattle magazine
July 15, 2013 4:07 PM
While talking with West Seattle writer Nicole Hardy about her new memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, I mention British...
June 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Age of Ice Seattle author Sidorova
May 9, 2013 11:29 PM
Sitting in a Ravenna coffee shop, novelist Julia Sidorova is making sweeping gestures across a table, like a seamstress extending a...
leslie helm book Yokohama Yankee
March 29, 2013 4:30 PM
When reporter Leslie Helm (editor of Seattle mag’s sister publication, Seattle Business) began the process of adopting a Japanese baby in...
David Shields
February 19, 2013 12:48 AM
Seattle mag: What compelled you to write How Literature Saved My Life?  David Shields: I wanted to take [his previous book] Reality...
Mary Roach writer
February 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Saying Joyce Carol Oates has a new novel out (Daddy Love, a riveting story of child abduction) is like saying a Kardashian made the cover...
December 29, 2012 1:11 AM
If the book-publishing industry weren’t broken, Ken Shear might not be trying to fix it. Shear, publisher and CEO of Seattle’s new...
October 31, 2012 10:53 PM
If you ever find yourself crying at work, take Ellen Forney’s advice: “Don’t wipe your tears. Don’t change your posture. Just keep working...
September 21, 2012 12:48 AM
As the political fur flies this month, insert a little levity into the conversation with Mount Baker author Ben Clanton’s book, Vote for Me...
August 22, 2012 10:01 PM
A master’s degree in civil engineering isn’t a prerequisite for becoming Washington state poet laureate, but it does tend to make for a...
July 17, 2012 11:03 PM
Bainbridge Island-based author Jonathan Evison has an uncanny knack for writing prose that roils across the page, sweeping readers up for...
June 15, 2012 7:41 PM
Arts and culture editor Brangien Davis recommends Maria Semple's new book (along with two others from local authors) in the June...