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January 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: New Yorker Fiction 2005 7

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My year in reading involved a couple dozen or so books, most of which I wrote about here, but it also involved, to a large extent, my favorite magazine, the New Yorker. I spent three or four out of every seven days this year reading that magazine. So, for my “Year in Reading” post, I […]

October 23, 2005

The Prizewinners 0

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The list at the end of this post is arbitrary. Necessarily so, because awards, by their nature, are arbitrary. Nonetheless, after a couple of weeks full of awards news, including the inaugural appearance of the Quills, I was curious to see if all these awards are really pointing us towards good books. If we are […]

August 8, 2005

Literary podcasts 4

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I don’t have an iPod or any other digital audio device, so the recent craze for podcasts has somewhat passed me by – though I occasionally will listen to one on my PC. I have, however, noticed the recent emergence of literary podcasts. Here are a few I’ve noticed so far. Bookworm: Michael Silverblatt and […]

July 29, 2005

Book List: Food glorious food 0

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The Guardian reprints a list of the top ten cook books – in order, no less – from Waitrose Food Illustrated. The list includes some classics, as well as some tasty-looking obscurities. These would look so nice on that shelf in my kitchen: Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson with Lindsey Bareham (“its […]

June 29, 2005

Book List: 10 overseas writers we should be reading 0

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The recently awarded international Man Booker prize (given to Ismail Kadare of Albania) inspired critic John Carey to announce in the Guardian: “If you speak Spanish or French or Italian or German or any of a dozen other languages, and walk into your local bookstore, you will … find what is being imagined in China, […]

May 19, 2005

A Lawrence Weschler Reading List 2

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Back in March after hearing about Robert Boynton’s book of interviews with journalists called The New New Journalism, I put together a post that listed some of the books by this select group of writers. At the time, my friend Garth was taking a class at NYU taught by Lawrence Weschler (himself a “New New […]

March 21, 2005

The New New Journalists 0

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Robert Boynton, a journalism professor at NYU, has taken a look at the journalism landscape and determined that the craft has moved an iteration beyond Thomas Wolfe’s anointing of a New Journalism in 1973. Boynton’s book, which he has titled The New New Journalism looks at the more recent crop of in depth journalists – […]

January 5, 2005

The Most Anticipated Books of 2005 0

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Now that all the 2004 best of lists are behind us, I thought folks might be interested in what we have to look forward to. I have no doubt that in 2005 we will be introduced to many new literary faces, but there are also a number of well-known authors whose books will hit shelves […]

November 12, 2004

Brave Historians 0

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To continue from yesterday’s post about Iris Chang, I mentioned that she was among the brave historians who choose to study some of the most horrible and painful periods in human history. There are many others like her, and though these books are not a pleasure to read, the knowledge that they impart is a […]