Silvano Arieti Postage Stamp

Posted October 23, 2014 by Will Schofield
The Parnas

This Italian stamp commemorates the centenary of Silvano Arieti's birth. Arieti's book The Parnas was one of the first books we published. [Details]


Posted October 22, 2014 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Only the Longest Threads

This article was originally published at   Upon winning the Nobel Prize, Peter Higgs expressed a hope that, “This recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research.” By this, he means curiosity-driven research, with no definite goal, no expectation of a practical outcome, research... [Details]


Posted October 01, 2014 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Where Somebody Waits

      The Women’s National Book Association has included Where Somebody Waits   on their list of 2014 Great Group Reads. This list is published annually for    National Reading Group Month (October).     See the complete list of 2014 Great Group Reads.         [Details]

"Along Those Lines" at Slate

Posted July 14, 2014 by Will Schofield

Check out Slate's review of Along Those Lines (with this great illustration by Eleanor Davis). A taste: It's fun to spend a few hours in the presence of an amateur geographer whose brain is crammed with birds and pop songs and bits of string. The end effect of Along Those Lines is of... [Details]

"Why I Don't Write Sex"

Posted June 26, 2014 by Paula Marantz Cohen

It’s true—I draw the blinds on the sexual lives of my characters. I’m not being prudish; I have no objection to a candid depiction of sex where it enhances the readers’ experience of a book and its characters. But, it seems to me, in romantic fiction—in the comedies of manners... [Details]

Vincent Feldman at Loud! Fast! Philly!

Posted June 23, 2014 by Will Schofield

Joseph A. Gervasi interviewed Vincent Feldman for the Loud! Fast! Philly! project ("An aural history of the Philadelphia hardcore punk scene"). Photo of Vincent Feldman by Karen Kirchhoff [Details]

The Inquirer loves "Suzanne Davis Gets a Life"

Posted June 03, 2014 by Paul Dry

A spunky take on Jane Austen Another lighthearted, Jewish-centric, emotionally honest update from a Drexel professor. Sunday June 1, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer It is a truth that is, once in a while, acknowledged that Jane Austen's stories about women's lives are about as relevant now as they were 200 years... [Details]