Friday, February 17, 2012

Political novels

  • Campaign novels always make for dishy reading, but in a presidential election year, they really get us into the spirit.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Last spring, Elinor Lipman, the author of nine novels including The Inn at Lake Devine and Then She Found Me and The Family Man, pledged to tweet a political poem once a day, every day, until the 2012 election.
  • (AlterNet)
  • Guzzardo is a Political Buzz Examiner for the Tampa-St. Petersburg Married 14 years with an adopted son, John is also working towards his goal of having several novels he has written published.
  • (Examiner)
  • Part of this has to do with the nature of literature in South America. What you need to remember is how truly political novels of the past 60 years have been.
  • (Aspen Daily News)
  • Even a guy sitting at a computer staring at numbers. More recently, Harris has written two novels based on the political intrigue of Cicero and ancient Rome. The final book in the trilogy is expected next year.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • But there has been a common thread in all his novels, Harris says: a preoccupation with power. I was a political journalist; I came to writing novels through an interest in politics and power, he says.
  • (NPR News)
  • These are works of fantasy that, in many ways, are more truthful than what passes for truth these days within our political debates and on television: 1) Patrick Rothfuss, "The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear.
  • (Jacksonville Journal Courier)
  • said that Dickens became hugely popular by his ability to combine stinging political and social commentary within believable and enjoyable storylines.
  • (yorkshirepost)
  • A less obvious reason to vote for Gingrich, but one important to me, is his background as a college history professor and author of historical novels.
  • (News-Press)

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