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March 10, 2017

This Land Press 0

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This Land Press, which launched in 2010 as a project to “bring literary journalism to Middle America,” will suspend publication of its magazine this spring, and there are no immediate plans for future publication.

March 9, 2017

The Tournament of Books is Underway! 0

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Yesterday, Searching for John Hughes author Jason Diamond kicked off this year’s Tournament of Books by judging the “play-in round.” Today, our own Kirstin Butler is deliberating between The Underground Railroad and Black Wave.

March 7, 2017

Grindr’s Poet in Residence 0

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“Starting next week, I will be the gay social networking app Grindr’s first poet in residence,” writes Max Wallis, author of Modern Love.

March 7, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Hamid; Didion; Attenberg; Chaon; Bandi; La Farge; Morris 0

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Out this week: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid; South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion; All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg; Ill Will by Dan Chaon; The Accusation by Bandi; The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge; and American Berserk by our own Bill Morris. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

March 6, 2017

“delicate husk, inconvenient hair” 0

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Recommended Reading: “So Often the Body Becomes a Distraction” by Kaveh Akbar.

March 6, 2017

Paula Fox 0

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Paula Fox, celebrated novelist and winner of the 1983 National Book Award (among other honors), died this week. Contributing to our Year in Reading series two years ago, Parul Sehgal said she couldn’t stop rereading Desperate Characters, perhaps Fox’s most popular book for adults. “It’s really a wallop of a book,” Sehgal wrote. “A barbed […]

March 5, 2017

Red Dawn 1

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Apropos of nothing, here are some books to read when your country is invaded by Russians.

March 5, 2017

The Voice 0

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Whether or not you’ve read Grace Paley, you’re likely to appreciate this George Saunders essay about her, which justifies his contention that she’s “one of the great writers of voice of the last century.” You could also read our own Garth Risk Hallberg’s tribute to Paley upon her death.

March 4, 2017

Blankly 0

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“When she got to a passage in the book about a ‘slump,’ she looked at the children and said, ‘So sometimes you don’t feel good, right? But then – what do you do?’ The children waited.” Via Slate’s Katy Waldman, a look at the world’s greatest pool report.

March 4, 2017

The Future Is Near 2

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Wallace Shawn has written a new play, and it’s unsettling to watch. In it, a group of wealthy, middle-aged party hosts reveal their roles in a dystopian future, where political murders, random beatings and censorship are all commonplace. In an essay for The New York Review of Books, Francine Prose reviews the play in the context of Shawn’s other works.