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 […]

Emirates Airline Festival: A Literary Oasis Amid the Dazzle of Dubai

By Ann Kirkland It has been a long and brutal winter in Toronto. So, when I was invited to the […]

“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 Hunger Games: Why the Apocalypse is the New Vampire

By Amanda Festa I will clear the air right away and say, I was a fan of Twilight.  It seems […]

The ‘Wonder’ of Ann Patchett

By Amanda Festa   This September, the Literary Traveler Book Club will be discussing Ann Patchett’s 2011 novel, State of […]

Is Eustace Conway ‘The Last American Man?’

By Amanda Festa  Elizabeth Gilbert’s biography of Eustace Conway began as an article for GQ in 1998, but her affection […]

Cheryl Strayed Talks “Wild” and “Beautiful” at Harvard Book Store

By Amanda Festa   As I approached Harvard Book Store in anticipation of hearing Wild author Cheryl Strayed read from […]

Woman Gone ‘Wild’: Cheryl Strayed Traveling Solo

By Amanda Festa  In her memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed hikes 1,100 […]

Ponies & Tranquility, Jane Austen’s New Forest

by Janet Halliday Trees in thick green leaf fuzz the banks of the Beaulieu River. The foliage wall is pierced […]

Jane Austen, A Beloved Friend in Chawton

by Helen Palmer It took a life-threatening illness and months of enforced convalescence to finally arrive at the home of […]