Make Mine a Large Glass of Bleach

by Matt Kolbet Drinking port in Portugal was a natural fit. I had three souvenir bottles in my luggage, packed between […]

Visiting Harry Potter

by Julie Hatfield Children love to be transported – through books – to places more exciting than where they live. […]

At Home With Virginia Woolf

By Chris Hudson In the final entry of her diary on 24th March 1941, Virginia Woolf left no clues to […]

The High Mountains of Portugal: A Thoughtful but Underwhelming Study of Grief

by Mary Kate Costigan Never let it be said that Yann Martel doesn’t like wild animals. Fifteen years ago he […]

The Magic of Venice and ‘The Thief Lord’

by Jessica A. Beck When I first read Cornelia Funke’s The Thief Lord, I couldn’t have been more than 10 years […]

The Year of Shakespeare: How to Celebrate the Bard in 2016

By Mary Kate Costigan Really, every year is the year of Shakespeare. But 2016 holds special importance, as it marks […]

Brooklyn: A Fable About Emigration Told from the Heart

by Jessica Monk I will begin this review with a warning, an emotional censor’s rating if you like. If you’re […]

In “Alive, Alive Oh!”, Diana Athill Remembers a Remarkable Life

By Mary Kate Costigan At 97 years old, Diana Athill has a lot of story to tell. Biographical details alone […]

The 2016 Literary Fauxscars: And the Oscar goes to…

by Melissa Sagendorph and Literary Traveler Staff The moment has arrived! Announcing the winners of this year’s  Literary Fauxscars. Acceptance […]

The 2016 Literary Fauxscars: And the Nominees are…

by Melissa Sagendorph So many novels are made into movies, but it’s rare that we get to look at them […]