The 2015 Literary Fauxscars: The Results are In!

Every year, the staff of Literary Traveler has a lot of fun watching and discussing the year’s best (and not-so-great) […]

The Library Hotel: Literary Luxury in New York City

By Amanda Festa Hotels belong to no one and everyone. They are temporary resting places, providing transient comfort when we […]

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 […]

Escape to the Big Top: A Review of The Night Circus

By Kelsey Liebenson-Morse The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was […]

Valentine’s Day “Group Love” Staff Post: Who’s Your Fictional Dream Date?

By Literary Traveler staff and interns Who isn’t really into a great character from literature? Who doesn’t remember falling in love […]

Reading About The Holocaust During the Holidays

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse Like any respectable book-a-holic, I cannot leave the library with fewer than three to five books. […]

On Franz Kafka’s Trail

It’s no wonder people get confused about Franz Kafka’s nationality. A Czech Jew who wrote in German, Kafka was a citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at birth in 1883 and a citizen of the newly minted nation of Czechoslovakia at his death in 1924.
But no matter what flags were flying overhead, there was one constant: Prague. Kafka was born, raised and educated from grammar school through law school in Prague. He wrote his stories, wooed his girlfriends, suffered through his tuberculosis and spent his entire professional career as an insurance lawyer in the city…