Nicholas LaRousse

About Nicholas LaRousse

Nicholas LaRousse holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University where he was recognized for achievement in screenwriting at the Pakula Prize Evening during their annual Summer Conference. Before that, he received a B.A. from Adelphi University where he studied English and Philosophy. Currently, he works as a freelance writer and a Data Analyst for Barnes & Noble in Manhattan. He lives on Long Island.

November 2, 2015

Stories Worth Unpacking: Eyes by William H. Gass

William H. Gass's latest collection of stories experiments with both the form and structure of the short story.

September 3, 2015

Brand-New Fiction from Jonathan Franzen: Purity

Jonathan Franzen returns with Purity, a new novel that is complex and extensive and wonderful.

July 6, 2015

Everyday Englishmen: England and Other Stories by Graham Swift

Graham Swift, winner of the Man Booker Prize, brings us his first publication of short stories in over thirty years, England and Other Stories.

June 24, 2015

A Moviegoing Lifetime: Keepers by Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel is an American film critic who estimates that he has seen over 22,000 films throughout his life. His newest book offers real insight into some of what he's learned via his filmic fascination.

June 16, 2015

Digital Dating: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

'Parks and Recreation' star Aziz Ansari uses his comedic talents to seek serious answers about love in the age of technology.

May 28, 2015

The Daring Debut of the Season: The Shore

Sara Taylor’s debut novel is thrilling and daring and dark. Which is just the way we like our summer reads.

May 26, 2015

Are We That Far Off from the World of the Water Knife?

Paolo Bacigalupi’s new novel of a world in which water becomes quite the commodity isn’t really all that far-fetched.

May 13, 2015

The Book of Love (and So Much More)

With his most recent publications, Roger Rosenblatt has experimented with a form of memoir that aims to blend prose and poetry. He continues this Experiment with The Book of Love.

May 6, 2015

It's About the Music: A New Bio of Billie Holiday

In the new biography Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, Dr. John Szwed presents a comprehensive account of Billie Holiday's musical career.

April 30, 2015

A New Thrill from the Author of The Dante Club: The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl, the bestselling author of The Dante Club, returns with another historical thriller: The Last Bookaneer.

April 3, 2015

In Honor of Opening Day: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Baseball may be America’s pastime but when Moneyball was initially published in 2003, even the most diehard fans of the game didn’t quite understand the premise. How, then, do you explain the success of Moneyball or the subsequent film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill that went on to receive six Academy Award nominations?

February 25, 2015

Life Inside Walter Reed with Adele Levine, PT

Adele Levine's story is a unique perspective of the life after war and the road to recovery.

February 9, 2015

An Unlikely Friendship in New Fiction from Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh’s new novel explores an unlikely relationship, how it progresses, and what it reveals of the people involved.

January 29, 2015

IKEA, the Fakir, and the Wardrobe: A Journey with Romain Puertolas

In this best-selling French debut, a religious ascetic from a small village in India cons his way into a fantastical globe-trotting adventure.

January 9, 2015

Nasty Gal's #GIRLBOSS: Inspires, Instructs, Kicks Butt

Sophia Amoruso created and founded online retailer Nasty Gal, grew it to a $24-million business, and shares the story of it all in her book, #GIRLBOSS.