Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

08/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

Get Excited About SAL's 2016–17 Lineup

Actor Bryan Cranston and renowned artist Marina Abramović anchor an impressive lineup of readings and conversations at Seattle Arts and Lectures.

08/12/2016 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

Hugo House Announces 2016–2017 Season

The “place for writers” throws a year-long housewarming party for its new First Hill location, featuring an exciting lineup of readings and discussions with local and visiting talent.

08/08/2016 By Darren Davis

Questions Answered

Judy Willman, Daughter of a Boy in the Boat

The Olympic rower's daughter reflects on golden memories.

07/18/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Questions Answered

Gary Groth Is a Hometown Antihero

The Fantagraphics founder explains how he brought his comic book company back from the brink—and why San Diego Comic-Con Sucks.

06/21/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Independent Lit

APRIL Fest Turns 5

The fifth annual small press festival promises a "literary buffet."

03/15/2016 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sean Beaudoin

The author taps into his rocker spirit with his new short story collection 'Welcome Thieves.'

02/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Questions Answered

Eli Sanders Goes Inside the Mind of a Killer

His new book, ‘While the City Slept,’ sheds light on the harrowing story of a 2009 murder.

01/25/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Books & Booze

Lit Crawl Seattle 2015 Guide

How to make the most of Capitol Hill and First Hill’s annual free literary celebration.

10/20/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Book Review

'Seattle City of Literature' Introduces a City to Itself

The new anthology is a comprehensive snapshot of Seattle's community of writers, past and present.

09/23/2015 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jonathan Evison

The author discusses his new book 'This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!' and the film adaption of 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.'

09/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Caitlyn Jenner Comes to Seattle in 2016

The transgender trailblazer heads to the Paramount next March.

09/01/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Interview

How Jason Segel Identifying with David Foster Wallace Led to 'The End of the Tour'

The actor discusses being drawn to Wallace's expression of depression, and finding himself in a similar place post–'How I Met Your Mother.'

08/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

Points of Reference

How Ernest Cline Mixed Star Wars Fantasy and Classic Video Games to Create 'Armada'

The bestselling author discusses his follow-up to 'Ready Player One,' a pop culture-fueled tale of video gaming and alien invasion.

07/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

City of Lit

Hugo House Unveils an Outstanding 2015–16 Season

The center for creative writing outdoes itself with a new reading lineup featuring unmistakable voices in fiction, poetry, and essay.

07/02/2015 By Darren Davis

Summer Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Adds 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers, Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, and the A.V. Club

The fest announces its Comedy and Words and Ideas lineups.

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Feature

20 Books Every Seattleite Should Read

Twenty books with ties to the region—some explicit, some not—that make the case that Seattle is one of the world’s great literary cities.

04/01/2015 By Ryan Boudinot

City of Literature

“If You Could Make Seattleites Read One Book, What Would It Be?”

We asked six local writers to each nail down one must-read book for city dwellers.

03/24/2015 By Seattle Met Staff