John Sundman illuminates the world of sci-fi

“People deprecate science fiction as being a literature of ideas. But so is ‘Moby Dick,’” said John Sundman, who will lead the next Islanders...

Myra Stark explores two novels with alternative history scenarios

Alternative history is a genre in literature that poses a question by the author, “What if things had gone this way instead of that?”...

From ‘The Urge to Create’: Musician and stonemason Johnny Hoy

We sometimes wonder how many people living on the Vineyard are actively engaged in creative pursuits. Is it 10 percent? Thirty percent? More? In...

From “The Urge to Create”: Baker Juli Vanderhoop

We sometimes wonder how many people living on the Vineyard are actively engaged in creative pursuits. Is it 10 percent? Thirty percent? More? In...

Arnie Reisman discusses James Thurber’s wit and style

In 1925, James Thurber and The New Yorker magazine showed up in Manhattan at the same time. It was love at first sight. The fledgling...

New book gives a long, broad view of the Island landscape

David R. Foster’s “A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard” is a comprehensive look at the natural history...

With his second novel, Amor Towles delivers another jewel

“A Gentleman in Moscow,” the second novel of Island seasonal resident Amor Towles, will surpass your expectations. As readers, we tend to fret about second...

Year in Review: Books and Writing

2016 was brimming with robust, quality offerings from Island-related authors and a burgeoning community support system that has made the Island literary life an...

Islanders Write checks in with the 2016 panelists

Last August, more than 30 writers came together at the Grange Hall to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing at the third...

Solving the mystery: Why Linda Fairstein is writing for young readers

In 1930, American children were introduced to Nancy Drew, a 16-year-old sleuth who defied gender expectations. The Nancy Drew Mysteries, written by several different...