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December 19, 2007

A Year in Reading: David Gutowski 0

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David Gutowski runs the popular music and culture blog Largehearted Boy. As I get ready to move, I have been packing away the books I have read this year. A bit obsessive about my reading, I keep separate shelves for my blog’s 52 Books, 52 Weeks and Book Notes projects, along with a shelf for […]

December 19, 2007

A Year in Reading: Marshall N. Klimasewiski 0

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Marshall N. Klimasewiski has two books, both published by W. W. Norton. The Cottagers, a novel, came out in 2006, and Tyrants, short stories, will be published in February. He teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis. I had the pleasure of hanging out with some ambitious and vivacious books in 2007 that I thought […]

December 19, 2007

A Year in Reading: Jess Row 2

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Jess Row’s first book, The Train to Lo Wu, a collection of short stories set in Hong Kong, was shortlisted for the PEN/Hemignway Award. In 2007 he was named a Best Young American Novelist by Granta. He is currently at work on a new collection of stories and a novel set in Laos during the […]

December 18, 2007

A Year in Reading: Bookdwarf 0

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Bookdwarf, who is neither a book nor a dwarf, is the Head Buyer for the independent Harvard Book Store and an inveterate hoarder of galleys and first editions. Her reading interests run across all genres and styles, but her favorites include Haruki Murakami, George Eliot, and Alexander Dumas. I feel like I’ve said “This is […]

December 18, 2007

A Year in Reading: Ted Heller 0

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Ted Heller is the author of two novels, Slab Rat and Funnymen, and is senior writer at Nickelodeon Magazine. I work during the daytime and write my own books (and watch way too much sports) at night, so I don’t read as much as I should. However, once in a while I do get a […]

December 18, 2007

A Year in Reading: Sam Sacks 0

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Sam Sacks is an editor at the online arts and literature review Open Letters Monthly Although there was a lot of good stuff this year (from Mailer’s grandiose A Castle in the Forest to Sydney Landon Plum’s humble nature monograph Solitary Goose), one year can never compete with two millennia of classics, and my most […]

December 18, 2007

A Year in Reading: Yannick Murphy 0

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Yannick Murphy’s latest novel is Signed, Mata Hari, published this November by Little, Brown & Co. She is also the author of Here They Come, The Sea of Trees, Stories in Another Language, the forthcoming In a Bear’s Eye, and Ahwoooooooo! a children’s book. More information about Yannick Murphy’s writing can be found at www.yannickmurphy.com […]

December 17, 2007

A Year in Reading: Liz Moore 0

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Liz Moore graduated from Barnard College in 2005. Her first novel, The Words of Every Song, centers on a fictional record company in New York City and the lives of a broad set of characters connected to it. A musician herself, Moore has performed at many of New York’s institutions. She released her first album, […]

December 17, 2007

A Year in Reading: Roy Kesey 0

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Roy Kesey’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in more than sixty magazines, including McSweeney’s, The Georgia Review and The Iowa Review, and in several anthologies including The Future Dictionary of America, New Sudden Fiction, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories. He’s the author of a novella called Nothing in […]

December 17, 2007

A Year in Reading: David Leavitt 0

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David Leavitt is the author of several novels and short stories, most recently, The Indian Clerk. He is a recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was recently named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library. David Leavitt divides his time between Tuscany and Gainesville, […]