Category Archives: Literature & Fiction

Ten top motorbikes in literature identified

Motorbike dealers may be interested in a Guardian article written by John Mullan in which he identifies ten of the best motorcycles in literature. He starts by mentioning Setting Free the Bears by John Irving. Written in the 1960s, the book features the characters Hannes and Siggy, who set out on a tour of Austria

Mario Vargas Llosa Takes Nobel in Literature-A Peruvian

Mario Vargas Llosa Takes Nobel in Literature-A Peruvian. The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, whose deeply political work vividly examines the perils of power and corruption in Latin America, won the 2010 Noble Prize in Literature on Thursday. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy praised Mr. Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of the

Book Review: Time is of the Essence by Aldo Paredes

Science Fiction. Mystery. Crime. Intrigue. Conspiracy. Time is of the Essence by Aldo Paredes has it all. Disguised as a successful businessman in 1931, Aldric Cronique is a 2,000 year-old extra-terrestrial on a mission to record the history of life on Earth. In the midst of an interesting and eventful life, chronicling historical events as

Should I Self-Publish My Non-Fiction Book? Or is a Mainstream Publisher Better?

Writers often ask: “Should I self-publish my non-fiction book or is a mainstream publisher better?” It often helps to write a marketing plan for your book before you make a final decision. This isn’t as complex as it sounds. Basically, you are establishing who your target readers are, why they would want to buy your

Persian Fiction

Mort Shahmir has been painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media for many years. However, in the past twenty years Mort has chosen digital technology as his favorite medium. Creating all his works exclusively in the abstract art genre, Mort Shahmir draws his inspirations from nature, which he immensely loves. Mort constantly searches for

The Golden Age Of Pulp Fiction Magazines

Frank was clever in many ways. Instead of using the high priced slick paper that other publishers used, he produced his magazines with cheap pulp scraps. This enabled a reach to a much wider audience because almost anyone could afford to pick up a copy of the next great story! He also allowed virtually unknown