The Books Report: August 21

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— We’ve got two thrilling events coming up!

Kristopher Jansma on loving books and moving apartments.

— J. Robert Lennon on how to write a critical book review.

Romance Writers of America conference slideshow. Rawwrrr!

One Story launches One Teen Story for YA readers.

Porochista Khakpour, author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects, needs your help.

— Abdulrahman Zeitoun, hero of Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun, is arrested for soliciting murder.

10 great novels about the immigrant experience. (On that note: Welcome to Brooklyn, Martin Amis.)

In which Ira Glass says he’d like to meet Edgar Allan Poe, because “dude just seems like he could use a hug.”

Texts from Rebecca.

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— Elissa Goldstein was born and raised in Melbourne. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College and is the Online Editor of Electric Literature. You can find her here.

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