5 Most Popular Posts: Feb. 2017

  • March 7, 2017

We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are February’s winners.













  1. The Washington Writers Conference. Is everybody hoping to snag an agent? It sure seems like it given how many readers logged on to learn more about this year’s conference. (Ready to register? Click here while the not-quite-early-bird rate still applies!)

  2. Carrie Callaghan’s review of Mr Iyer Goes to War by Ryan Lobo. “This slim novel manages to combine page-turning adventure with philosophical inquiry about regeneration and courage, all in a world rich with modern India’s beauty and chaos. Lobo may have taken inspiration from the greats, but he has created something brilliant in its own right.”

  3. February’s Poetry Exemplars. Yes, Grace Cavalieri walks on water. Now, can you people please put the poems down and start reading our other articles already?

  4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon: An Appreciation.” Brooke C. Stoddard’s essay was published more than three years ago. We can’t imagine why it’s suddenly resonating now…

  5. An interview with Beatriz Williams. Adriana Delgado’s Q&A with the author of The Wicked City touched on the Jazz Age, strong female characters, and the importance of nailing the lingo.

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