Posts Tagged ‘Booknotes’
The French Revolution is celebrated as a founding moment of modern representative government. But in her book Last Revolutionaries: The Conspiracy Trial of Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals Laura Mason, a teaching professor in history at Johns Hopkins University, explains how an elected government’s assault on popular democracy and social justice destroyed the republic, and […]
Brendan Slocumb is a Baltimore-Washington area violinist and teacher. He has now turned his talents to writing, and his debut novel The Violin Conspiracy has been published by Penguin Random House. As a prelude to our extended discussion in the Wheeler Room at The Enoch Pratt Free Libary on Cathedral Street on Wednesday, October 26 at […]
Since 1989, all American Presidents have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 through October 15, recognizing the contributions and influence of LatinX Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Puerto Rican co-owner of Snug Books, Emanual Figuaroa, makes his contribution through books.
The 13th novel of spy craft and international intrigue by former foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, Dan Fesperman, is called Winter Work, and it’s set during the chaotic first months after the Berlin Wall came down.
Barbara Bourland‘s third novel, The Force of Such Beauty, will be published by Dutton on July 19th, 2022. Barbara spoke to me about her latest genre-bending book.
Juneteenth—June Nineteenth—will be observed as a public holiday for the second year on Monday, June 20th. Award-winning poet, Brian Donnell James, shares thoughts on how poetry contributes to this commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. “Sweet Tones, Somber Tones” Sweet tones,…Somber tones in the night sky Me all alone with […]
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, literary events have nearly disappeared. The Lost Weekend—hosted by Baltimore independent bookstore Greedy Reads in partnership with production friends The Stables—is reigniting the spark by bringing together the best of Baltimore’s literary voices and creative talent with the city’s most celebrated food and drinks vendors, May 13—15. I spoke with Greedy Reads […]
Apprentice House Press will release the new novel by Baltimore writer, Eric D. Goodman, on Tuesday, April 17th. He talks here about this part romantic comedy/part buddy novel.
As the son of Irish immigrants, the poet, writer, and musician Terence Patrick Winch has been part of Irish-American cultural life, with his work sometimes taking its subject matter from his upbringing in a Bronx immigrant neighborhood. Here, he shares some of the words and traditions of that cultural life. P R A Y E R […]
Another jewel in the crown of indie bookstores in the Baltimore area opened up in Northeast Baltimore just last November. They are Booknotes underwriters, Snug Books, co-owned by Katie Beltz and Emanuel Figueroa, who are life partners as well as being business partners. It was a pleasure to talk to them about their vision.