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‘Memory, love, getting older’: LA Times Book Award winner Carl Phillips

Washington University English professor Carl Phillips was recently awarded the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Award for his latest book of poems, “Wild Is the Wind.”

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

Bookflix: A guide to summer binge reading

‘Star Trek,’ ‘Firefly’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ read… ‘Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas’ by John Scalzi Scalzi is one of my favorite authors because of his offbeat, hysterically funny approach to the genre of science fiction. “Redshirts” is a stand-alone novel that satirizes the tropes of “Star Trek” in a brilliant and sneakily existential way.

Eliana Goldstein | Contributing Reporter

University lecturer’s first novel lands major publishing deal

Washington University MFA alumna and current English lecturer Anton DiSclafani recently sold her first novel in a competitive seven-way bidding war. The resulting deal was rumored to be worth seven figures, although DiSclafani declined to disclose on the final award.

| Staff Reporter

Book Review: The Wild Things by Dave Eggers

After collaborating with director Spike Jonze to bring “Where the Wild Things Are” to life on film, Dave Eggers found that he wasn’t quite ready to let go of the story. Thus, “Where the Wild Things Are” was reborn once again, this time as a full novel entitled “The Wild Things.”

| Cadenza Reporter

The Haps: Murder, slavery and high treason

If you’ve never been to Subterranean Books on the Delmar Loop, you should stop by. It’s the type of store with tall, wooden bookshelves that may not always have exactly what you are looking for but will always have something you want. The small store and its owner, Kelly von Plonski, are very supportive of […]

| Scene Reporter

Wash. U. alum helps women make it in business

With the winding down of the school year, the job hunt is on. Whether the search is for full-time employment or a meaningful summer experience, Washington University students of all ages are looking to confirm their plans for the future.

| Scene Reporter

At the Elbows of My Elders: One Family’s Journey Toward Civil Rights

As a new resident of St. Louis, it was a pleasure to read up on some of its history in Gail Milissa Grant’s “At the Elbows of My Elders.” This former professor, U.S. Foreign Service officer and Wash. U. alumna, describes her life as the daughter of the late, illustrious civil rights lawyer David W. Grant in segregated 1950s St. Louis.

| Cadenza Reporter

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