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CL 2018 Fiction Contest, 2nd place: ‘Smoked Paprika’ Article

“Smoked Paprika” by Jen Hallaman | more...

CL 2018 Fiction Contest, 1st place: ‘Immolate’ Article

“Immolate” by Katherine Hur | more...

CL 2018 Fiction Contest: Finalist - ‘The Dress’ Article

“The Dress” by Sarah Brooks | more...

The Mystery Machine Article

Author Anne Corbitt on Squarspace’s role in ‘The Disappearance of Eliot Wiley’ (Sponsored) | more...

CL 2018 Fiction Contest, 3rd place: ‘Watch Me’ Article

“Watch Me” by Drew Grossman | more...

CL 2018 Fiction Contest finalist: ‘Living Fossils’ Article

“Living Fossils” by Jeremy K. Fisher

Hot off the presses: Creative Loafing’s 2018 Fiction Contest Article

Creative Loafing’s 2018 Fiction Contest | more...

Atlanta author Steven Cooper kicks off series with ‘Desert Remains’ Article

A toasty murder mystery emerges from the creative hub of Atlanta | more...

ATL Mysteries: The Disappearance of Eliot Wiley Article

The latest chapter of “The Disappearance of Eliot Wiley” is published! Read on, ATL detectives!

Books - A real-life Atticus Finch Article

Joseph Beck’s memoir retraces shared steps

Books - Closer to fine Article

Author Jessica Knoll reveals more than herself

Fiction Issue - Anticapointment Article

Third Place

Fiction Issue - Toro Article

First Place

Books - Meet the woman behind Cover Books Article

Westside shop offers avant-garde alternative to chains and online stores

Book Review - Grady paramedics at center of Kevin Hazzard’s ‘Strangers’ Article

A bold new memoir reveals the secret life of public health professionals

Book Review - A Chinese legend comes to the West Article

Alexandra Curry’s debut novel brings history to the present

Books - John Markoff’s love for ‘Machines’ Article

New York Times’ reporter and science author takes on the AI versus IA debate in new book

Books - Decatur Book Festival Preview Article

How to go from a “bad feminist”

Books - Write Club’s literary gut-punch Article

Tender Blood Sport’ celebrates four years of Atlanta’s popular reading series

Book Review - The Book of Luke’ is full of surprises Article

Luther Campbell’s memoir is a journey in Southern culture and rap history

Book Review - A conversation with author Wendy Wax Article

A Week at the Lake scribe talks female relationships and writing about women

Books - Matthew Quick says ‘Love May Fail’ Article

Author’s quirky prose gets philosophical in new novel about life’s absurdity

Book Review - Race, class, and basketball collide in Chris Leslie-Hynan’s ‘Ride Around Shining’ Article

Chris Leslie-Hynan exposes the racism that exists within the world of professional sports

Book Review - In the shadow of ‘The World’s Largest Man’ Article

Harrison Scott Key’s memoir on his father will tickle your funny bone

Book Review - How Jim Grimsley unlearned racist lessons Article

Emory professor’s new book revisits how 1960s school integration blew apart his own prejudices

Books - Does Jamie Tworkowski ‘Feel Too Much’? Article

Nonprofit founder revisits stories about depression and addiction that built online following

Book Review - Caroline Clarke’s ‘Cookie’ is stranger than fiction Article

Book details the reunion of Nat King Cole’s daughter and granddaughter

Books - Dave Barry is the greatest Article

Former humor columnist turned author is still the ‘funniest man living’

Book Review - David Joy’s big country noir debut Article

Where All Light Tends to Go’ leaves a great first impression

Books - Laura Relyea finds her muse in Kesha Article

Author uses singer as a character conduit in ‘All Glitter Everything’

Book Review - Braggsville’ puts T. Geronimo Johnson in good company Article

Author’s semi-autobiographical novel is modernism circa 2015

Books - ‘March’ sequel is unapologetically cool Article

Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy adds new chapter

Book Review - Jonathan Odell entertains and educates in new novel Article

‘Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League’ wants to give us all a history lesson

Fiction Issue - Featherweight Article

First Place

Fiction Issue - Phenotype Article

Third Place

Fiction Issue - 2015 Creative Loafing Fiction Contest Article

There’s no right or wrong way to ‘Crush’

Book Review - Heart ‘Behind the Tape’ Article

DJ Mars harnessed hip-hop’s DIY spirit to publish definitive book on mixtapes

Books - Women, wine, and psalms from Sean Fahie Article

Letters to Lovers Who Love to Hate Me’ reveals life of an artist as a work-in-progress

Books - Blake Butler’s dark twisted fantasy Article

Author’s 300,000,000 is a narrative blood bath

Books - Talking ‘Dirty’ with Bob Saget Article

Actor/comedian opens Book Festival of MJCCA

Book Review - Murray Farish gets Inappropriate Article

New author’s short story collection proves ‘unnerving for everyone’

Book Review - Congressman John Lewis readies ‘March’ sequel Article

Atlanta civil rights icon wants to see his graphic novel in every American school and library

Book Review - Malcolm Gladwell’s critics need the faith of David Article

Publishing industry Goliath’s epic battles with detractors throw monkey wrench in his own pop theory

Fiction Issue - 2014 Creative Loafing Fiction Contest Article

Finding the myriad meanings in this year’s theme, Race

Fiction Issue - Surfaces Article

Third Place

Fiction Issue - The Pain Study Article

Second Place

Book Review - Jamie Iredell takes a straightforward turn in I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac Article

The local author’s third books collects his recent essays

Book Review - Scott McClanahan writes with ecstatic energy in Hill William Article

The prolific short-story writer delivers an admirable first novel

Books - The Letters Festival turns a new page on literary events in Atlanta Article

The founders of the new indie lit festival are hoping to create an annual tradition

Book Review - Beatles vs. Stones Article

Author John McMillian puts a new spin on an age-old debate

Book Review - Deanna Sirlin seeks out female artists in She’s Got What it Takes Article

The artist interviews her influences in the new book

Book Review - Charles McNair finally returns with ‘Pickett’s Charge’ Article

Charles McNair reflects on the road to release of his second book, a novel 20 years in the making

Books - 50 new books launch at Decatur Book Festival Article

5 highlights from the massive annual event

Book Review - Nine Years Under Article

Author Sheri Booker digs deep in her memoir about coming of age in a funeral home

Book Review - A field guide to Coconut Poetry Article

The Atlanta indie poetry press will be releasing nine poetry collections throughout 2013. Here’s the skinny on what they have in store.

Book Review - Let us now praise James Agee, again Article

A newly discovered manuscript gives insight to his rejected masterwork

Book Review - Where did black love go? Article

A new book of essays offers 44 answers on the state of marriage among African-Americans

Book Review - Criminal activity drives Terra McVoy’s latest novel Article

Local young adult novelist takes a dark, illicit turn with her fifth novel

Book Review - Georgia author Jamie Quatro scores a critical hit with debut story collection Article

I Want to Show You More explores infidelity and faith

Book Review - Mad over Rachel Maddow Article

How a butch in pantsuits gave liberal media its balls back

Books - Smitten Kitchen, from blog to book Article

Blogger Deb Perelman stumbles into success

Book Review - Colson Whitehead isn’t giving interviews right now Article

The MacArthur Genius novelist reads Feb. 21 at GSU

Books - Poets Heather Christle and Chris DeWeese return to Atlanta Article

Two poets talk married life, writing habits, and recent works

Fiction Issue - 12th Annual Fiction Contest Article

‘The Meaning of Life’

Fiction Issue - Indoor Fireworks Article

Third Place

Book Review - Field guide to Blake Butler Article

In anticipation of his seventh book, Sky Saw, a look at Butler’s work so far

Book Review - Josh Russell’s new novel explores grad school’s savage lot Article

A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag: A Novel puts higher ed in a low light

Book Review - A summer reading list for 2012 Article

New books from Richard Ford, Padgett Powell, Jess Walter, and others round out these beach read picks

Book Review - Anne Lamott teams with her son to document his first year of fatherhood Article

Lamott follows up her seminal Operating Instructions with Some Assembly Required

Book Review - Kevin Young’s inner poet and professor wrestle in The Grey Album Article

The Emory professor takes on the breadth of African-American culture in his ambitious nonfiction work

Book Review - Nelson George and Bernice L. McFadden rewrite history Article

The two novelists appear at the Hammonds House on Feb. 21

Fiction Issue - THIRD PLACE: Mathematics for Life Article

Love ain’t easy to figure out

Fiction Issue - 11th Annual Fiction Contest Article

The MATH of a great story

Fiction Issue - SECOND PLACE: The Swallow Article

One family gets a crash course in the frailty of life

Book Review - The three most absorbing books of 2011 Article

Wyatt Williams lists his most compelling reads of the year

Book Review - John Jeremiah Sullivan sees the world anew in Pulphead Article

The essayist explores America through his generous lens

Book Review - Blake Butler builds something out of Nothing Article

The Atlanta author works his unresolved memories into an insomniac’s rabbit hole

Book Review - What comes after black? Article

Cultural critic and author Toure explores the concept of post-Blackness in his new book

Book Review - Ian Bogost reveals How to Do Things With Videogames Article

Georgia Tech professor’s new books expand the playing field for video games

Book Review - Paging Of Montreal Article

What’s Weird? chronicles the Athens band’s idiosyncratic look

Books - After 20 years, Atlanta’s Kevin Young finally publishes the epic Ardency Article

Young’s book of poems explores America through the voices of a slave ship’s rebels

Books - What happened after MLK died? Article

Rebecca Burns examines the week following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in her new book, Burial for a King

Fiction Issue - Meet the Judges Article

Blake Butler, Terra Elan McVoy and John Holman

Fiction Issue - 10th annual Fiction Contest Article

Swarming bees, scalawags, Edgewood Avenue voodoo, snow globes and Nabokov

Books - Atlanta authors name their favorite books of 2010 Article

Susan Rebecca White, Josh Russell and more nominate their top picks