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  • A Nottingham-based theatre company will adapt Millions staffer Chigozie Obioma’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Fishermen for the stage. The production is scheduled for next year.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • From now until February 28th, you can grab New York Review of Books Classics titles at a steep discount.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has reportedly completed another trilogy, The Book of Dust, that will publish in October of this year. The new works “will stand alongside his bestselling series,” sources say.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • New this week: Lincoln in the Bardo by George SaundersShadowbahn by Steve EricksonThe Fortunate Ones by Ellen UmanskyAll That’s Left to Tell by Daniel LoweThe Weight of Him by Ethel RohanThe Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble; and Be My Wolff by Emma Richler. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Recommended Reading: Colson Whitehead’s review of George Saunders’s first novel.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • “Aphorisms are linguistic memes. They were, in essence, an attempt by Greek philosophers to go viral 2,500 years before the internet existed.” On the form of the aphorism, and Sarah Manguso’s new book.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Millions staffer Mark O’Connell immersed himself in the “transhumanist” movement for more than a year, checking in on such characters as Zoltan Istvan, the quixotic U.S. presidential candidate perhaps best-known for driving a coffin across the country. O’Connell’s book, To Be a Machine, which details dreamers like Istvan envisioning human existence liberated from the outmoded confines of the human body, publishes this month.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • “There really is no average day in the life of a literary agent,” writes Mark Gottlieb in his attempt to describe an average day in the life of a literary agent.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • Out this week: The Refugees by Viet Thanh NguyenAmiable with Big Teeth by Claude McKayAutumn by Ali SmithA Separation by Katie Kitamura; 300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso; The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso; Pachinko by Min Jin Lee; and Universal Harvester by John Darnielle. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • “We wanted to show a side of the migration crisis that is rarely portrayed, steering away from the depictions of nameless masses by certain media and politicians,” write the producers of Mr. Gay Syria, a documentary about Syrian refugees and their quest to shine a spotlight on the community of “Syrians who had to run away from war and homophobia,” and who have relocated to Turkey, “a place that did not accept them either.” Now, after two years of work, the filmmakers are raising money to fund post-production and community outreach. You can donate here, and visit their Facebook or Twitter pages for more information.


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    ~Nick Moran
  • Were you happy? With Green it’s likelier you were in love, attuned to the littlest differences, rapt at eventless descriptions that should be boring but aren’t, in awe of the way a cut-rate bunch of flowers is described, interpreting each symbol as a sign, sickened when your interpretation failed.” On the novels of Henry Green.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith
  • Want to go to Paris but don’t have the money? You can read these books instead. In the Times, a list of new books that bring you to the City of Light.


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    ~Thomas Beckwith

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