Curiosities

March 29, 2010

Poetry Reviews: What for? 0

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Ahead of National Poetry Month, Publishers Weekly Poetry Reviews Editor Craig Morgan Teicher asks and answers the questions many have contemplated: “What is accomplished by poetry reviews? Do they help sell books? Do they keep the art form in line? Do they spur writers into creating better poetry or kick bad writers out of the […]

March 25, 2010

A Double-Shot of Deborah Eisenberg 0

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MacArthur Genius™ Deborah Eisenberg, whom we’ve often celebrated here, publishes her 1,000-page Collected Stories this month – we ardently commend it to your attention. If you’ve read ‘em all already, get your Eisenberg fix at the NYRB, where she reviews Dezsõ Kosztolányi‘s “quiet, shattering, perfect” novel Skylark.

March 25, 2010

The PEN World Voices Line-Up 0

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PEN World Voices, the great annual festival of International Literature, unveils this year’s lineup for the week of April 26, in New York and elsewhere. Highlights include Norman Rush, Patti Smith, László Krasznahorkai, Rodrigo Frésan, and Sherman Alexie‘s “Freedom to Write” lecture.

March 23, 2010

Freedom Looms 0

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Franzen fans: Freedom, the long-awaited follow-up to The Corrections is now available for pre-order. The specs: 576 pages, August 31st 2010. “Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting […]

March 23, 2010

Help Put Books in the Hands of NYC Kids 0

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ReadThis and The Center for Fiction are throwing a day-long event featuring the likes of Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Moody, Kurt Andersen, Sam Lipsyte, and Jamaica Kincaid. It’s taking place at 17 East 47th Street in Manhattan on Saturday April 10th. “The price of admission? Your donation of two or more new or gently used board […]

March 23, 2010

The Second Pass Interviewed 0

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On the occasion of its first anniversary, The Second Pass founder John Williams gets interviewed by VQR. “I realize I’m not making a convincing case for the Luddite thing. You’ll just have to trust me.”

March 22, 2010

Coming to a Bookstore Near You 0

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Check out this clever book trailer for the debut novel House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni.

March 22, 2010

Auspicious Beginnings 2

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Please welcome the newest Millions reader: Amos O’Driscoll Hallberg, born Saturday morning. Congrats Garth!

March 22, 2010

Lydia Takes the Bronze! 0

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Congratulations to our own Lydia Kiesling whose essay “Proust’s Arabesk: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk” has taken third place in the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Prize in Arts & Literature as judged by Robert Pinsky.

March 22, 2010

Lipsyte Interviewed 0

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Fiction Daily has added a give and take with The Ask author Sam Lipsyte to its growing collection of author interviews.