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World Literature Today: Someone Speaks Your Name

    “In this excerpt from Luis García Montero’s third and latest novel, Someone Speaks Your Name, Granada is gray, sad, and frozen in time by Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. But García Montero’s […]

Do You Know Your Book Genre?

Many times, I pick up a book in my favorite independent book shop without realizing or caring what genre it falls into. But then of course comes these questions from […]

Barnes & Noble Review: Girl at War

If you grew up in the nineties like me, then you probably are not familiar with the conflict that arose in the Balkan region of Europe during that time period. […]

Inquisitive: Part 16

By Hassan Izzo I sighed with relief as I collapsed down onto my bed. God it feels good to be home. I felt mentally exhausted. “Seven days. It’s incredible. I […]

Inquisitive: Part 15

By Hassan Izzo I stood up again. “What happened to the girl?” “She rejected the opportunity to become an agent for our mission out of hand.” “So, what happened to […]

Author Interview: Nicholas Trandahl

We feel so honored at River Ram Press to be working with Nicholas Trandahl. His style of writing is very rare to find these days and his fresh take on […]

Inquisitive: Part 14

By Hassan Izzo I watched and listened to my grandmother explaining the intricacies and plot details of this on-going battle with a feeling of detachment. My anger and disbelief were […]

Inquisitive: Part 13

By Hassan Izzo “It is the very essence of subtlety and elegance. Not one thing has been left to, or happened, by chance. The gradual rise of capitalism, of materialism, […]

Inquisitive: Part 12

  By Hassan Izzo “OK.” She composed herself. “To say you are dead would be a great exaggeration.” I suddenly felt tense. “What do you mean?” “After your little misadventure, […]

Inquisitive: Part 11

By Hassan Izzo I grasped for the only theory I had: If I did exactly what I did to start this whole thing off, maybe I’d get to see my […]

Tips for Writing Period Pieces

By Emily Alvarez I’ve been writing short stories and working on a couple of novels set in previous centuries. I often receive inquiries on how I collect my details and […]

Inquisitive: Part 10

By Hassan Izzo Shortly after, I stood at the front door. Dressed and ready to go, I psyched myself up to go out into the world. I had no intention […]

PW: James Patterson Aids School Libraries

Are you a student who cringes when you enter the school library and see someone on social media or flipping through a magazine on their kindle, instead of getting lost in a […]

Inquisitive: Part 9

By Hassan Izzo The woman, or rather, my ‘mum’, looked pretty confused for a minute, before her chirpy disposition returned. “Unusual, but OK.” “Thanks…. mum.” Mum left the room and […]

Inquisitive: Part 8

By Hassan Izzo Again I was taken aback by my grandmother’s anger. I studied the girl and tried to imagine what it would be like to live as a woman […]