LitStack Recs: Author -Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan & The Jesus Cow

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Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan. By Beowulf Sheehan. Foreword by Salman Rushdie. If you need a gift for the book lovers on your list, this is the coffee table book everyone’s talking about—at least those who love books and their writers. Beowulf Sheehan, the literary world’s foremost photographer, has a newly collected volume of [….]

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners

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The National Book Critics Circle has announced the winners of their  2016 awards, with Louis Erdrich winning the Fiction award for her novel, LaRose. This is the second time Ms. Erdrich has won the award; she won for her celebrated novel, Love Medicine, in 1984. Here is the complete list of winners and finalists: AUTOBIOGRAPHY [….]

National Book Critics Circle 2016 Finalists Announced

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The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for their 2016 awards, as well as the recipients of three annual awards. Take a look! AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Iceberg by Marion Coutts In Gratitude by Jenny Diski Lab Girl by Hope Jahren The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar The Song [….]

LitStack Review: Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

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Angel Catbird Margaret Atwood, Author Johnnie Christmas, Illustrator Tamra Bonvillain, Colorist Dark Horse Books Release Date:  September 6, 2016 ISBN 978-1-50670-063-2 Wait… what? Margaret Atwood, THAT Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale has, at age 76 years of age, written a comic book? Really? Yes, really. Well, okay, not a comic book, a [….]

Cool Literary Tattoos Part 2

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At LitStack, we’re no strangers to tattoos. We’ve discussed them before, but there seems to be an ever- increasing influx of word nerds who enjoy professing their love of literature on their skin. The following comes from Retreat by Random House. These are pretty cool and diverse, something that’s hard to achieve when it comes [….]