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How do you Solve a Problem like Susan Pevensie? Narnia Guest Post by Kat Coffin

Every few years or so, I’ll get a PM on my Twitter or my Tumblr that asks what is essentially the same question.  These followers know my love of all things C.S. Lewis, particularly the Chronicles of Narnia, have heard … Continue reading

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“A Novelist’s Business is Lying”: A Farewell to Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

I have just heard that Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away. I could be humble about my opinion, but I want to impress upon you that she is one of our very greatest imaginative writers of the last 50 … Continue reading

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What I Learned about Gender (and Diversity) from Christian Academic Publishing by Katya Covrett

I recently shared on A Pilgrim in Narnia “What I Learned about Gender from the Zondervan Catalogue.” I noted that only 1 in 10 authors advertised by my favourite academic publisher were women. I set the context of a male-dominated … Continue reading

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What I learned about Gender from the Zondervan Catalogue

I am not a huge book catalogue guy. I prefer to limit my literary lust to creeping used bookstores and haunting the forgotten stacks of local libraries. But there is one that I am always excited to receive: the Zondervan … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Power of a Book about Nothing: Woolf’s “Orlando”

I have just finished reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. It is a shocking, confusing, and engaging book. I am reeling from this … well, I’ll call it a novel. And I can say almost nothing about it or it … Continue reading

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“A Novelist’s Business is Lying”: What SciFi Can Do by Ursula K. Le Guin

When a re-encountered the books as an adult, I was thoroughly won over by Ursula K. Le Guin‘s Earthsea Cycle. I tend to write about writers who are rooted in deep worldviews. It is not that every good book is … Continue reading

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