bell hooks

“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible.” bell hooks died of kidney failure on December 15, 2021 at age 69. She was a seminal author in the field of intersectional feminism, with groundbreaking writing on the...

Abdulrazak Gurnah

“Writing [came] out of the situation that I was in, which was poverty, homesickness, being unskilled, uneducated. So out of that misery you begin to write things down. It wasn’t like: I’m writing a novel. But this kept growing, this stuff. Then it started to become...
Quote of the Week | Stephen King

Quote of the Week | Stephen King

Stephen King, an American writer of horror, is known by some as “The King of Horror.” His most popular works are IT, The Green Mile, and Misery. “Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the...
Quote of the Week | Stephen King

Quote of the Week | Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was born this month (January 7th). She was an African American writer whose most famous work was Their Eyes Were Watching God. Her work is known for depicting the African American diaspora and the struggles of being an African American woman. “If...
Quote of the Week | Stephen King

Quote of the Week | Avi

This past month was author Avi’s birthday (December 23rd). He is most known for his work with children’s books. “My mind has become somewhat like a book. What I mean by that is that when I look at the world, I see it as a story.” He won the...