LitStack Recs: The Places In-Between & Vicious

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The Places In-Between, by Rory Stewart In 2002, Rory Stewart made a walk across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul. A scholar of Afghan history and language, he was wellgrounded the country’s ancient history, and in the grave first years after 9/11, sought to learn “what [Afghanistan] was like now.”  Part memoir, part political and cultural [….]

Guest Post: V.E. Schwab Discusses Why She Writes What She Writes

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I admit that “Why do you write what you write?” is an odd question, or that I’ve picked it for an odd reason, since the answer–the simplest one–is that I don’t know. I’ve never sat down to a blank page with a shelf in mind. I’ve never sat down with anything but the seeds of [….]