Entries by Harry Freedman from 12/2011

Two Good Reasons To Be Grateful For E-Books

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Huffington Post

Sales of Amazon's new Kindle Fire are predicted to reach 5 million by the end of 2011. That's pretty remarkable, given that it was only launched six weeks ago. It's not just good news for Amazon. A whole army of independent book publishers are in line to benefit.

Has Anyone Seen My Pencil?

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Media

Handwriting is in decline. But writing is on the increase. Paradoxical isn't it? Think about it. How often do you pick up a pen these days? I bet it'...

The True History of the Everlasting Reindeer

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Huffington Post

The Jewish festival of Hanukah, which starts today night, is well known because it falls round about the same time as Christmas. In religious terms it's a minor festival; in 21st century cultural terms it is possibly the most famous of Jewish holidays.

In Praise of Historical Novelists

| Posted 12.29.2011 | Huffington Post

The first time I wrote historical fiction I had no idea what I was taking on. Even now, with one historical novel under my belt, and with a second on the way, I am filled with admiration for anyone who can craft a good period narrative. Of all the literary genres, historical fiction must be the toughest.