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Writer’s Bone Podcast: 2018 Oscars Prep With Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday

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Ann Hornaday—Washington Post film critic, author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies, and co-host of the podcast At the Movies With Arch and Ann—talks to Daniel Ford about this year’s Oscar nominations. To learn more about Ann Hornaday, visit her Washington Post page or follow her on Twitter @AnnHornaday. Also read our first interview with the film critic.     The end is near! Just five more days left to enter our writing contest, where you could become a BookTrib Contributor! Hurry, the deadline is January 31, 2018.   Be a BookTrib Ambassador!  Sign up NOW for our weekly newsletter.

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Sitting US Congressman Leaves To Write Satire. What Would Trump Say?

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Comedians often thank Congress for providing them with satirical material to mine for comedy. Now a sitting member of Congress has decided to do the same—US Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) has announced that he will not seek re-election in order to follow his heart and build his career as a satirical novelist. This news came as a blow to Democrats who counted on the popular congressman and Nancy Pelosi ally to hold his seat. Whatever the wider ranging political reasons, we’re delighted to keep an eye out for the congressman’s sophomore book. Booklist praised his freshman effort. “As political satires go, it’s really good; as debut novels go, it’s even better.” For more on what may have shaped Israel’s decision, check…

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