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January 23, 2017

The Joy of Cooking for Others 0

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Rosie Schaap espouses the joys of cooking for others “in a powerfully fraught, anxious time” such as ours. “I wanted, at least in this small way,” she writes, “to give comfort—both to myself and to my loved ones.” And as our own Hannah Gersen has noted, if you’re fortunate to have such a good friend […]

January 23, 2017

2017 Newbery and Caldecott Winners 0

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Kelly Barnhill, author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, is the winner of this year’s Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature,” and Javaka Steptoe, author of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, won this year’s Caldecott Medal.

January 22, 2017

Purgatorio 0

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After more than sixty years, Antonio di Benedetto has had his book Zama finally translated into English. The novel, which kicks off in the 1790s, depicts a Spanish administrator named Don Diego de Zama, whose viceroy dispatches him to a town in the scrublands of Paraguay. In the latest New Yorker, Benjamin Kunkel gives his take.

January 22, 2017

There Is No End 0

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“In the years before my book came out, I was writing frantically. I remember a week when I was working late at my job, late enough that the buses had stopped running and I had to take a cab home, and I still wrote into the night, trying to finish an essay I had promised […]

January 21, 2017

To Believe Your Own Thought 0

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Recommended Reading: Sophie Atkinson on Frank Ocean as Emersonian hero.

January 21, 2017

Forty-Four 0

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To mark the end of the Obama years, the crew at n+1 rounded up their best writing from his presidency. Head on over to read Aziz Rana, George Blaustein, and more.

January 20, 2017

“you have not thought thru clearly” 0

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Recommended Reading (Inauguration Day edition): “Haecceity” by Joshua Clover.

January 19, 2017

Indie Lit Wish List 0

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The recently-revived HTMLGiant previewed twelve indie lit books being published in 2017, and the list is a terrific supplement to our own Great 2017 Book Preview.

January 19, 2017

Silver Press Launches 0

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Silver Press is a new feminist publisher based in London. Forthcoming titles include Leonora Carrington’s The Debutante and Other Stories, which you can read about here, as well as the first U.K. edition of Audre Lorde’s essays and poetry.

January 18, 2017

“Can’t you stay? Can’t I go with you?” 0

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Recommended Reading: “The Shallows” by Christopher R. Alonso.