Playwright's 10-minute performances inspired by tragedy and drama
Hartley Wright draws on other's experiences to create short plays
Hartley Wright writes 10-minute plays, among other things, which are performed by student-run groups in Missouri and Wisconsin. He tends to write plays about tragedy and brokenness people experience in their lives.
Read This: Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists; Pacific
New books by Janet Malcolm and Tom Drury
Malcolm and Drury have written for The New Yorker, but their similarities stop there. Malcolm writes essays about artists, and Drury's novel is a long-awaited follow-up.
Julia Falkner-Tompkins' memoir shares her wartime childhood
The author found solace in the U.S. after Hitler threatened her homeland
Review: The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer's coming-of-age novel explores what happens to the talented
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Meg Wolitzer's novel follows six 20-somethings into their 40-somethings to answer that question.
Wayne and Carla Anderson experience living history
Re-enactors bring living history museums to life
Wayne and Carla Anderson visit living history museums around America. They have compiled their experiences into a book.
On the Nightstand with Wayne Anderson
A travel writer and columnist's recent reads
Jules Witcover was an American political columnist for more than 50 years. Here, he details anecdotes of
his travels with political candidates including Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and John McCain.
Review: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris' latest brings humor with a dose of shrewd charisma
David Sedaris' eight book is divided into 26 essays. Some stories are from his childhood, some are made up and still others are thought-provoking.
Q&A with Jonathan Sperber
MU professor Jonathan Sperber talks Karl Marx on The Daily Show
MU professor Jonathan Sperber studies modern European history. On April 2, he discussed his new biography about Karl Marx on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Winners of Columbia's annual UN(COVER) contest announced for 2013
Five local artists' cover designs will be mass-produced by MU's University Bookstore
The contest, launched in 2010, calls for Columbia artists to submit cover art for a list of titles from the University Classics collection, a set of recognizable novels written by famous authors.
Review: All That Is
Salter illuminates love, war and change
After more than 30 years, James Salter has released another book, All That Is. Descriptive sentences and rhythm help convey the story of Phillip Bowman and his life after World War II as a New York publisher.
Review: The Messenger
Poetry offers new interpretations on nature, death and love
Nature frames everything in Stephanie Pippin's new book of poetry. It offers dialogue between nature and reality, while also inspiring readers through the idea of flight.
Read This: Woke Up Lonely and Walking Disaster
Maazel's and McGuire's new novels thrill and excite readers
Fiona Maazel's Woke Up Lonely thrills readers with a brilliant ride. Jamie McGuire's Walking Disaster leaves fans feeling invested in a young-adult romance.
Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Self-help books get a makeover
Mohsin Hamid's new novel book gives a whole new meaning to the "self-help" book. With his protagonist, readers are able to wade through global issues, such as economic, cultural and social developments.
Read This: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler's new novel
Therese Anne Fowler's new novel covers the relationship between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, starting from their meeting at a Southern debutante dance and beyond.
Travel-inspired books for Spring Break
Experience somewhere new without ever leaving town
Stuck in Columbia for spring break? No worries. Check out these travel-inspired book titles, which can take you on a vacation through the imagination.
Review: The Teleportation Accident
Ned Beauman brings madcap characters into his new novel
Egon Loser's life suits his name and the events that follow. Listed for the Booker Prize, The Teleportation Accident is a romantic mystery novel and historical drama that walks the line of an espionage thriller.
Read This: A Thousand Pardons and Middle C
Two new novels are ready to read
Jonathan Dee and William Gass have two new novels that are ready for readers. Dee's A Thousand Pardons and Gass' Middle C can both be purchased at Barnes and Noble.
Paralyzed by fear
Eric Praschans's health problems inspired his first novel
Therapy for Ghosts is Eric Praschan's first novel. Inspired by his health problems, he created a protagonist character who experiences similar challenges.
The Fest of Times
First book about True/False is on sale this weekend
Rarely Has Reality Needed So Much to be Re-Imagined: A Mostly True History of the True/False Film Fest is a collection of stories from past festivals. The book is available at the True/False festival this weekend.
MU film instructor Laura Nelson's Favorite Film Adaptations
MU film instructor Laura Nelson' top film adaptation picks
Laura Nelson shares her favorite film adaptations that came from books and made it to the big screen.