Literary Arts

“Shakespeare by the Book” will be open at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library through December 31. Image: Courtesy of Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

UVA Special Collections features original Shakespeare printworks

Throughout the last four centuries, publishers, editors and artists have created a vast range of textual interpretations of William Shakespeare’s works—from original printings and family-friendly versions to Romeo and Juliet translated into social media posts, complete with emojis. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library has […]

Young adult author Hannah Barnaby will speak about her work on May 14 at WriterHouse. Photo: Publicity photo

Novelist Hannah Barnaby writes from personal experience

Hannah Barnaby’s second young adult novel, Some of the Parts, published in February, was “partly inspired by my own experience with sibling loss,” she says. Her brother, to whom the book is dedicated, died accidentally, and while the events in the novel differ greatly from Barnaby’s experience, she says the emotional journey of the protagonist […]

Young Adult author Kristen-Page Madonia ventures into new territory with her latest novel, Invisible Fault Lines. “This book hints at elements outside of reality,” says Madonia. “I was curious about acknowledging the possibility of the impossible.” Photo: Publicity photo

Kristen-Paige Madonia considers the impossible

Most writers are preoccupied by a single theme that they revisit and explore in new ways again and again in their fiction. It’s what makes their work distinctive, their style dependable. For local Young Adult novelist Kristen-Paige Madonia, that theme is the threshold of adulthood. “All of my characters are 17,” she says. “It is […]