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March 28, 2017

#Read4Refugees 0

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Go Jane Give organized the “#Read4Refugees” social media campaign, encouraging users to raise awareness and funds for refugee issues. Over the past month, numerous well-known authors have joined in, including Junot Díaz, Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd, and Sherman Alexie, among others.

March 28, 2017

Announcing the 2017 BTBA Longlists for Fiction and Poetry 1

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For these longlists, the 14 judges — nine for fiction, five for poetry — considered works written by authors from 87 countries in 54 different languages, and published in English by 179 distinct presses.

March 28, 2017

Thinking Another Person’s Thoughts: The Millions Interviews Brit Bennett 1

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I’ve had young black women tell me that this is the first book they’ve encountered that portrayed young black women with emotional depth. I’m glad people are responding that way, but that also makes me deeply sad.

March 28, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Tinti; Enard; Shattuck; Matthews; Sontag 0

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Out this week: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti; Compass by Mathias Enard; The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck; Simulacra by Airea D. Matthews; and the Later Essays of Susan Sontag. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

March 27, 2017

Managed Discontents vs. Unimaginable Misery: On ‘A Line Made by Walking’ 0

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A Line Made by Walking has the unusual quality of documenting Frankie’s descent into depression and yet celebrating aspects of life taken for granted.

March 27, 2017

Escaping the Waste Land: On Flannery O’Connor and T.S. Eliot 2

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Eliot delivers the ruins. O’Connor preserves them, navigates them, and then, inspired by Catholicism, discovers in them an original form of grace.

March 26, 2017

The Magnificent 0

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“In a concession to our unsubtle political age, the cliff is doing a good impression of Abraham Lincoln in profile with a vicious orange fulmination exploding from his head.” Looks like Wells Tower had an interesting time in Hawaii.

March 25, 2017

“His gift for matching books to reviewers was uncanny” 0

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“He was surely the greatest literary editor there has ever been – brilliant, autocratic, endlessly curious and possessed of an extraordinary fund of knowledge about a vast range of subjects. True, he was not always easy to deal with, but when has the best ever been easy?” John Banville on the late Robert Silvers.

March 25, 2017

Face/Off 0

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If you (for some reason) want to know more about Vladimir Putin, you could do worse than reading Masha Gessen’s biography. At The Rumpus, Kevin Thomas reviews the book in a novel medium: a cartoon. (You could also read our interview with Gessen.)

March 24, 2017

John Morris and His Astonishing Century 0

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My inventory led to an unassailable conclusion: not all that much has changed in my lifetime, really, and certainly not in the fundamental ways my grandfather’s day-to-day life changed.