Posts by Michael LaPointe

Michael LaPointe ((@MWLaPointe) has written literary criticism for The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and The Los Angeles Review.


When did Literary Feuds Become So Boring?

Duels between writers were once epic. Now they’re just petty

Arts & Culture

Great Writers, Terrible Parents

Are children the enemies or allies of authors?

Arts & Culture

Do Writers Deserve to Make a Living?

Not everyone believes literary labour constitutes work


How to Write a Bestseller

What Big Data reveals about the way we read—and what we’ll buy


Harry Potter Lives On

What happens when famous literary characters outgrow their creators?