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December 23, 2015
Exclusive: New Fan-Designed Cover of 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Infinite Jest’ Plus a Brief Interview with Michael Pietsch 10
February 23rd marks the 20th anniversary of the original publication of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, and on that date, his publisher Little, Brown is putting out a new edition of the now classic novel with a new introduction by Tom Bissell. To recognize, as Little, Brown put it, “the deep way that so many readers have connected with the book over the last twenty years,” the publisher held a contest allowing fans to submit their designs for the new cover.
December 1, 2015
There are a huge number of books represented in the series this year, many fantastic lists, and many extraordinary meditations on reading and life. We think you’ll enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed putting them together.
November 27, 2015
This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.
November 19, 2015
The 2015 National Book Award winners were announced in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
November 11, 2015
Amazon has published its Top 100 books of 2015 list. Their favorite has already been hanging out in our Top Ten.
October 14, 2015
Book award season is peaking along with the autumn leaves as the National Book Award shortlists have been released in four categories.
October 13, 2015
James is the first Jamaican-born writer to win the Prize.
October 8, 2015
Alexievich, at danger to her own self, visited the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and interviewed anybody she could find who would talk.
September 29, 2015
The MacArthur grant awards $625,000, “no strings attached” to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”
September 17, 2015
An eclectic Fiction longlist includes some highly touted titles alongside intriguing newcomers.