Author Jessica Knoll on Instagram Idioms, Adapting Her Novels, and Reese Witherspoon's Edits 

New York Times best-selling author Jessica Knoll’s second novel, The Favorite Sister, is set on a fictitious reality show called Goal Diggars—a sort of Real Housewives meets Project Runway where five female entrepreneurs turn their startup business narratives into familiar Bravo plot lines. While they raise capital…

'Dump Him' Is a Feminist Psalm: Kelli María Korducki on the Feminist History of Breaking Up 

Breaking up is not only hard to do, but there’s little precedent for women being able to do it, observes Canadian journalist Kelli María Korducki. In Hard to Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up, Korducki examines the historical shifts that enabled women to end partnerships simply because they want to,…

'Women's Identity Is Composed of Myths': Author Samantha Hunt on Mermaids and the Reissue of The Seas 

Nearly a decade before Samantha Hunt published her haunting novel Mr. Splitfoot and years before The Invention of Everything Else was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, she published The Seas, a poetical and ghostly novel about a girl stuck in a seaside town struggling with the nature of identity and language.…

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado's Queer, Feminist Book of Horror Stories, Will Become a TV Series

What’s better than a short story collection about the horrors of womanhood? Arguably, an anthology TV series about the horrors of womanhood. As Vulture reported on Thursday, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties–a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award–is currently in development as a Black Mirror-style…