5 Most Popular Posts: May 2016
- June 3, 2016
We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are May’s winners.
- “9 Tips for Running a Kick-Ass Writing Group.” Judging by the amount of traffic Tara Campbell’s column drew — and continues to draw — there must be an awful lot of non-ass-kicking writers groups out there…
- Jon Sallet’s review of Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman. People obviously loved this piece because Paul was The Best Beatle. So there.
- “Meet the Press: May 2016” by Audrey Bastian. Folks were eager to learn about Hoopoe, a new imprint from the American University in Cairo Press that spotlights novels from the Middle East and North Africa. Isn’t it time we all started reading across cultures?
- Hannah Oliver’s review of Septimania by Jonathan Levi. Just how erudite was Oliver’s critique? “Levi's…experimental narrative implicates the reader in a philosophy of science, love, sex, and religion resulting in a Whitmanian mash: hope and despair, finite detail and grandiose allusion.” (Excuse us while we go Google “Whitmanian.”)
- Molly Lundquist’s review of City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan. “City of Secrets is a rich, powerful, beautifully crafted novel.” Lundquist’s exploration of it was beautifully crafted, too.