Before 50 Shades of Grey: 7 Classic Works of Erotic Literature

by Katy Kelleher It’s no secret that some members of the Literary Traveler staff are fans of the EL James […]

Where Has True Passion Gone?

by Casey Hassenstein Where has true passion gone? Today, passion and sex are compatriots being thoughtlessly splashed about in the […]

Gone Girl: What’s Lost in Translation and Does it Matter?

By Wesley Sharer When I think of my wife I always think of her head. I picture cracking her lovely […]

The 2015 Literary Fauxscars: And the Nominees are…

By Amanda Festa Award show season is here again, and while the Academy Awards has its merits, one “Best Adapted […]

The Fantasy of the Arctic

by Katy Kelleher “Go West, young man” is an old adage, one that speaks to that particularly American dream of […]

Literary Traveler Gift Guide: Great New Books for Everyone on Your List

by Katy Kelleher Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means one thing in American consumer culture: it’s time to start […]

“Be Your Own Story”: 8 Life Lessons from Literary Commencement Speeches

Brevity isn’t exactly the soul of most graduation ceremonies, and if a commencement speaker can hold you in your seat […]

“The wicked lie, that the past is always tense”: The Genius of Zadie Smith

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse …the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect. – Zadie Smith, White Teeth […]

The Adaption Comes Full Circle: The True Story of Philomena’s Lost Child

By Jessica Monk Ultimately the tragedy of the movie and its redemption turn out to be one and the same: […]

Methods of Adaptation: Is Bigger Always Better?

By Wesley Sharer When it comes to adapting much-loved stories for the big screen, whether the source is a popular […]