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Olivia Mason

After graduating from the Columbia Publishing Course in 2016, Olivia found her happy place—a job where she could express her bibliophilic passions all day, every day. Now she writes and edits articles for six genre-specific book sites, covering everything from marriages of convenience on A Love So True to the best historical fiction novels on Early Bird Books. Even when she isn’t on the clock, she is likely defending Cersei Lannister’s right to the Iron Throne, quoting Outlander as if it’s Shakespeare, or trying to solve the JonBenet Ramsey case. 

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Looking Back: Joyce Maynard on Her Career-Launching Essay and Relationship With J.D. Salinger

Joyce Maynard's 1972 essay captured life in 1960s America—and the attention of one of the world's most enigmatic icons.

How Edward Gorey Helped Revolutionize the Publishing Industry

As a cover designer for Doubleday Anchor, the famed illustrator played a part in the roll-out of the "trade paperback."

Lifetime's You Looks Just As Creepy As Its Source Material

Watch the trailer for the adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' psychological thriller, which hits the small screen this fall.

The 19 Books That Changed Joan Didion's Life

The author of The Year of Magical Thinking cites old classics and 20th century masterpieces as inspiration for her own work.

6 Eye-Opening Books About Autism

These memoirs, novels, and nonfiction accounts remind us that autism isn't a disorder, but a difference.

Viola Davis Pens New Adventure for Corduroy the Bear

Corduroy Takes a Bow will be published in September for the series' 50th anniversary.

The Life and Genius of Graham Greene

The author of The Quiet American and The End of the Affair was an unforgettable voice of the 20th century.

An Irish Immigrant Gets a Second Chance in Taylor Caldwell's Captains and the Kings

While en route to Pennsylvania, a penniless teenager meets the man who will change his life forever.

11 Madeleine L'Engle Books You May Have Missed

Look beyond A Wrinkle in Time, and discover the true breadth of the Newbery winner's talent.

9 Books for Fans of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

These female sleuths would earn Phryne's seal of approval.

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington to Adapt Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng's bestselling novel about trouble in suburbia is set to become a television series.

The Absurd Meets Reality in This Darkly Humorous Story Collection

The titular story in Julia Slavin's collection, "The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club," is a wacky satire of elitism.

Another Margaret Atwood Adaptation is in the Works

Paramount TV has acquired the rights to the MaddAddam Trilogy, a dystopian series by "The Handmaid's Tale" author.

7 War Books That Tell Stories of Life on the Home Front

The home front can be just as perilous as the front lines.

We Can't Stop Watching the New Red Sparrow Trailer

The film adaptation of Jason Matthews' spy thriller is set to release on March 2, 2018.

7 Donald Trump Books Written By Authors from Both Sides

Orange-faced ogre, or the savior of our country? Opinions vary...vastly.

The Best Books You Read in 2017

It may have been a crazy year, but at least we read crazy-good books.

20 of the Best New York Times Notable Books

With the announcement of 2017's Notable Books, we look back on previous honorees that still deserve the spotlight.

A White Lie Becomes an Act of Charity in the Witty "Uggs for Gaza"

In the titular story of his collection, Gordon Haber examines identity with a sense of humor.