Literary Features Syndicate: The Short Story

Nicholas Andrew Basbanes (born May 25, 1943, in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an American author who writes and lectures widely about books and book culture. In 1978, he was appointed books editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram,
a full-time position that included writing a weekly column for which he
would interview more than a thousand authors over the next twenty-one
years. When Basbanes left the newspaper in 1991 to complete his first book, he continued writing the column and
distributed it through Literary Features Syndicate, an agency that he
formed that placed it in more than thirty publications nationwide.

Today, with the relentless demise of print newspapers, Literary Features Syndicate is squarely in the domain of the world wide web, and under the aegis of Barbara Basbanes Richter continues the tradition of author profiles and book reviews, focusing on the world of children’s books. Those reviews and interviews can be found at our sister site,

Interested in adding our reviews to your news outlet? Contact Barbara at to learn more.

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