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1 month ago
Writing

What we're reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in May

Carys Davies' novel, Clear, set in the mid-19th century on a remote Scottish island, showcases her adept storytelling and historical immersion. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

On my radar: Claire Messud's cultural highlights

Messud's latest novel is This Strange Eventful History, published in 2023 by Fleet. [ more ]
The New Yorker
3 months ago
Writing

Kevin Barry Reads "Finistere"

Kevin Barry is a renowned author of fiction with several published works.
Barry's new novel 'The Heart in Winter' is set to be released in July. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez review his abandoned last novel

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's posthumously published novel, Until August, faced a mixed reception from him due to his battle with dementia.
The novel, a breezy romp featuring the erotic adventures of a middle-aged mother, was originally set aside to prioritize another final novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Books

'The Extinction of Irena Rey' asks: Can anything be truly individual and independent?

Translators deserve acknowledgment on book covers for their work.
The Extinction of Irena Rey is a novel about translation and inspired by real events. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Books

How Marilynne Robinson Reads Scripture

Marilynne Robinson's novels evoke a sense of celestial light.
Robinson's novels reflect her deep knowledge and love of Christianity. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

What we're reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in May

Carys Davies' novel, Clear, set in the mid-19th century on a remote Scottish island, showcases her adept storytelling and historical immersion. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

On my radar: Claire Messud's cultural highlights

Messud's latest novel is This Strange Eventful History, published in 2023 by Fleet. [ more ]
The New Yorker
3 months ago
Writing

Kevin Barry Reads "Finistere"

Kevin Barry is a renowned author of fiction with several published works.
Barry's new novel 'The Heart in Winter' is set to be released in July. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez review his abandoned last novel

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's posthumously published novel, Until August, faced a mixed reception from him due to his battle with dementia.
The novel, a breezy romp featuring the erotic adventures of a middle-aged mother, was originally set aside to prioritize another final novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Books

'The Extinction of Irena Rey' asks: Can anything be truly individual and independent?

Translators deserve acknowledgment on book covers for their work.
The Extinction of Irena Rey is a novel about translation and inspired by real events. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Books

How Marilynne Robinson Reads Scripture

Marilynne Robinson's novels evoke a sense of celestial light.
Robinson's novels reflect her deep knowledge and love of Christianity. [ more ]
moreliterature
#miranda-july
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

All Fours by Miranda July review a miraculous midlife road trip

Miranda July's new novel, All Fours, is a blend of humor, surprise, and emotional depth, challenging traditional storytelling norms. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

All Fours by Miranda July review a miraculous midlife road trip

Film maker, artist, and writer Miranda July's new novel 'All Fours' manages to be surprising, subversive, and emotionally devastating. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Writing

All Fours by Miranda July review a miraculous midlife road trip

Miranda July's new novel, All Fours, is a blend of humor, surprise, and emotional depth, challenging traditional storytelling norms. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

All Fours by Miranda July review a miraculous midlife road trip

Film maker, artist, and writer Miranda July's new novel 'All Fours' manages to be surprising, subversive, and emotionally devastating. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

The Ministry of Time author Kaliane Bradley: It was just so much fun'

Kaliane Bradley published a novel exploring time-travel romance and addressing modern life's absurdity, imperialism, and environmental crisis. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
2 months ago
Writing

Writing Through the War in Ukraine

The article discusses Sasha Vasilyuk's op-ed on the collateral damage of Russia's war on Ukraine and highlights her novel, blending true events with dark humor. [ more ]
#art
Document Journal
2 months ago
Writing

In Jennifer Croft's 'The Extinction of Irena Rey,' literature is alive-even dangerous

Jennifer Croft's novel, 'The Extinction of Irena Rey', explores the complexities of translation, art, and nature through the disappearance of the titular character. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Writing

Why Write? Hisham Matar Relishes Its Magnificent Failure'

Hisham Matar is known for his sustained attention to art, spending hours with a single painting each week.
Matar's new novel, My Friends, follows three Libyan exiles in London and their decades-long friendships. [ more ]
Document Journal
2 months ago
Writing

In Jennifer Croft's 'The Extinction of Irena Rey,' literature is alive-even dangerous

Jennifer Croft's novel, 'The Extinction of Irena Rey', explores the complexities of translation, art, and nature through the disappearance of the titular character. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Writing

Why Write? Hisham Matar Relishes Its Magnificent Failure'

Hisham Matar is known for his sustained attention to art, spending hours with a single painting each week.
Matar's new novel, My Friends, follows three Libyan exiles in London and their decades-long friendships. [ more ]
moreart
#gender-roles
The Nation
3 months ago
Writing

Olga Ravn's Novel of Parenting and Its Discontents

Mothers may naturally feel ambivalence or even hate towards their babies due to the challenges of motherhood.
Olga Ravn's novel 'My Work' explores the theme of maternal alienation and challenges conventional narratives of motherhood. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Scaffolding by Lauren Elkin review an erudite first novel with horny energy

A novel about a Franco-American psychoanalyst exploring sexual boundaries in Paris. [ more ]
The Nation
3 months ago
Writing

Olga Ravn's Novel of Parenting and Its Discontents

Mothers may naturally feel ambivalence or even hate towards their babies due to the challenges of motherhood.
Olga Ravn's novel 'My Work' explores the theme of maternal alienation and challenges conventional narratives of motherhood. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Scaffolding by Lauren Elkin review an erudite first novel with horny energy

A novel about a Franco-American psychoanalyst exploring sexual boundaries in Paris. [ more ]
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#character-development
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Books

Practice by Rosalind Brown review tea, yoga and sonnets

The novel highlights the beauty in daily routines and ordinary moments
The protagonist's introspective and self-aware character is portrayed vividly [ more ]
The New Yorker
4 months ago
Books

Helen Oyeyemi Thinks We Should Read More and Stay in Touch Less

The author's new novel delves into a character's childhood in Prague during the 1980s.
Thea, the character in the novel, experiences childhood trauma which affects her behavior in adulthood. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Books

'I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both' is a rare, genuinely successful rock novel

The protagonist, Khaki, is a complex character who is trying to move on from her troubled past.
Music, specifically punk and emo, plays a significant role in Khaki's life and she uses mixtapes to cope with her emotions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

The Heart in Winter by Kevin Barry review fast and loose on the frontiers of America

Kevin Barry's unique storytelling spans various genres, each novel showcasing his originality and unexpected directions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Books

Practice by Rosalind Brown review tea, yoga and sonnets

The novel highlights the beauty in daily routines and ordinary moments
The protagonist's introspective and self-aware character is portrayed vividly [ more ]
The New Yorker
4 months ago
Books

Helen Oyeyemi Thinks We Should Read More and Stay in Touch Less

The author's new novel delves into a character's childhood in Prague during the 1980s.
Thea, the character in the novel, experiences childhood trauma which affects her behavior in adulthood. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Books

'I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both' is a rare, genuinely successful rock novel

The protagonist, Khaki, is a complex character who is trying to move on from her troubled past.
Music, specifically punk and emo, plays a significant role in Khaki's life and she uses mixtapes to cope with her emotions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

The Heart in Winter by Kevin Barry review fast and loose on the frontiers of America

Kevin Barry's unique storytelling spans various genres, each novel showcasing his originality and unexpected directions. [ more ]
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#inspiration
PublishersWeekly.com
5 months ago
Books

Shilpi Somaya Gowda Wants to Move Beyond the Rhetoric

Reflecting on current events for inspiration
Using fiction to explore societal issues [ more ]
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5 months ago
Books

Helen Oyeyemi: I like other humans mediated through art'

Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, Parasol Against the Axe, is set in Prague and takes place during a weekend hen party involving a book whose text changes every time it's opened.
Oyeyemi was inspired to write about Prague after reading books about the city, including Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino and Vitezslav Nezval's poems. [ more ]
PublishersWeekly.com
5 months ago
Books

Shilpi Somaya Gowda Wants to Move Beyond the Rhetoric

Reflecting on current events for inspiration
Using fiction to explore societal issues [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Helen Oyeyemi: I like other humans mediated through art'

Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, Parasol Against the Axe, is set in Prague and takes place during a weekend hen party involving a book whose text changes every time it's opened.
Oyeyemi was inspired to write about Prague after reading books about the city, including Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino and Vitezslav Nezval's poems. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Books

One Another by Gail Jones review a writer's obsession with Joseph Conrad

The novel by Gail Jones explores displacement, loss, and imagination through a dual narrative approach involving Joseph Conrad.
The protagonist Helen uses a fictional project on Conrad to deepen her connection with the writer and escape the challenges of her critical thesis. [ more ]
The New Yorker
4 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

Interconnected characters spanning significant periods
Exploration of philosophical musings on spirituality and relationships [ more ]
#technology
Coindesk
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

What's at the Intersection of Crypto and AI? Perhaps Murder

Ari Juels explores the potential dangers of AI and smart contracts in society.
Juels' novel 'The Oracle' delves into the intersection of technology and crime in a near-future setting. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write for their novel, but one character, Cass Barnes, stood out from their notes.
The novel explores themes of family, extremism, technology, and environmental issues.
The book is not just about Cass, but also about her family members and their own individual problems. [ more ]
Coindesk
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

What's at the Intersection of Crypto and AI? Perhaps Murder

Ari Juels explores the potential dangers of AI and smart contracts in society.
Juels' novel 'The Oracle' delves into the intersection of technology and crime in a near-future setting. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write for their novel, but one character, Cass Barnes, stood out from their notes.
The novel explores themes of family, extremism, technology, and environmental issues.
The book is not just about Cass, but also about her family members and their own individual problems. [ more ]
moretechnology
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Music

Life is 'Plastic' in Scott Guild's novel and companion album

Scott Guild's debut novel, 'Plastic,' is a dark and entertaining saga about a postapocalyptic world populated by plastic figurines.
'Plastic' is being released simultaneously in prose and music, making it a unique publishing experience. [ more ]
#fiction
www.esquire.com
4 months ago
Books

Kelly Link Discusses 'The Book of Love'

The Book of Love by Kelly Link is a highly praised novel that is compared to Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
The novel is set in a fictional town called Lovesend, Massachusetts, and explores themes of love, death, and the supernatural. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review a wild ride through Prague

Helen Oyeyemi's latest novel is a story about stories, with Prague as the backdrop and the idea that reading is subjective.
The novel explores themes of love, history, and identity, with formal experimentation and narrative instability. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

Forgottenness is a novel that connects two characters separated by a century: a present-day Ukrainian writer and a twentieth-century Polish Ukrainian nationalist.
Baumgartner is a slender, ruminative novel about a professor mourning his wife's death and struggling to make sense of his life. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Books

National Book Awards Spotlight Overlooked Communities and Celebrate Self-Expression

Justin Torres' novel Blackouts won the National Book Award for fiction.
The nonfiction prize was awarded to Ned Blackhawk's The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History.
Dan Santat's A First Time for Everything won the award for young people's literature. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
4 months ago
Books

Kelly Link Discusses 'The Book of Love'

The Book of Love by Kelly Link is a highly praised novel that is compared to Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
The novel is set in a fictional town called Lovesend, Massachusetts, and explores themes of love, death, and the supernatural. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review a wild ride through Prague

Helen Oyeyemi's latest novel is a story about stories, with Prague as the backdrop and the idea that reading is subjective.
The novel explores themes of love, history, and identity, with formal experimentation and narrative instability. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

Forgottenness is a novel that connects two characters separated by a century: a present-day Ukrainian writer and a twentieth-century Polish Ukrainian nationalist.
Baumgartner is a slender, ruminative novel about a professor mourning his wife's death and struggling to make sense of his life. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Books

National Book Awards Spotlight Overlooked Communities and Celebrate Self-Expression

Justin Torres' novel Blackouts won the National Book Award for fiction.
The nonfiction prize was awarded to Ned Blackhawk's The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History.
Dan Santat's A First Time for Everything won the award for young people's literature. [ more ]
morefiction
The Paris Review
4 months ago
Writing

My Year of Finance Boys - The Paris Review

The author dated a hedge fund analyst for research purposes for her novel about finance.
The author became curious about finance and was drawn to finance boys as romantic material. [ more ]
Theskinny
5 months ago
Books

Agustin Fernandez Mallo on his eclectic catalogue of love - The Skinny

Poet Agustín Fernández Mallo has written a novel called The Book of All Loves that explores the concept of love through various forms.
The novel combines lyrical descriptions of love, academic discussions, and a traditional narrative to present love as a transformative force. [ more ]
The Paris Review
5 months ago
Books

Ananda Devi and Callie Siskel Recommend - The Paris Review

Intimacies is a novel about the psychic effects of inhabiting another person's mind.
The narrator grapples with a sense of self and the boundaries between self and other. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Pity by Andrew McMillan review men and memories in a Yorkshire pit town

Andrew McMillan, known for his poetry, has written a novel called Pity, which explores male identity, sexuality, and the effects of history and politics.
Pity incorporates multiple viewpoints and narrative styles, including anonymous bystanders and fieldnotes from visiting academics. [ more ]
Bustle
5 months ago
Books

You're In Luck! The Author Of 'Such A Fun Age' Is Back With Another Hit

Kiley Reid's second novel, Come and Get It, was inspired by a phrase her students used: 'Oh, my gosh, I hate telling about this.'
Reid interviewed 20-something women to capture the pithy, privileged sound bites that she used as source material for her characters' dialogue. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Wellness by Nathan Hill review the tragicomic maladies of marriage

Nathan Hill's novel explores the dynamics of a 21st-century marriage and the quest for joy through wellness.
The story follows a young couple in love, Jack and Elizabeth, who meet in 1990s Chicago and navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. [ more ]
#grief
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

The novel 'Poor Deer' follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Margaret who is trying to come to terms with the death of her childhood friend.
The novel 'Nonfiction' is a raw and emotional story about a writer addressing her drug-addicted daughter while reflecting on her own fragmented childhood. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Bird Life by Anna Smaill review where trauma meets talent

Anna Smaill's second novel explores grief, friendship, and brilliance through four main characters.
The novel combines elements of psychological and speculative fiction. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

The novel 'Poor Deer' follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Margaret who is trying to come to terms with the death of her childhood friend.
The novel 'Nonfiction' is a raw and emotional story about a writer addressing her drug-addicted daughter while reflecting on her own fragmented childhood. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Bird Life by Anna Smaill review where trauma meets talent

Anna Smaill's second novel explores grief, friendship, and brilliance through four main characters.
The novel combines elements of psychological and speculative fiction. [ more ]
moregrief
Bustle
5 months ago
Books

A Viral Theory That Taylor Swift Wrote This Novel Was Debunked

Taylor Swift is not the author of the novel 'Argylle,' despite fan speculation.
Director Matthew Vaughn confirmed that his own daughter believed the fan theory and had to correct her. [ more ]
#keanu-reeves
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Take my money': fans react to news of Keanu Reeves book collaboration

Fans are extremely excited about Keanu Reeves writing his first novel in collaboration with China Mieville.
The upcoming novel is set in the BRZRKR comic book universe that Reeves created three years ago. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves and China Mieville to release collaborative novel The Book of Elsewhere

Keanu Reeves is collaborating with author China Mieville to publish his first novel.
The novel is based on the world of the BRZRKR comic book series created by Reeves. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves Announces Novel With 'Weird Fiction' Author China Mieville

Keanu Reeves is co-writing a novel with author China Miéville called 'The Book of Elsewhere.'
The novel is set in the universe of the 'BRZRKR' comic series co-created by Reeves. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves and China Mieville to release collaborative novel The Book of Elsewhere

Keanu Reeves is publishing his first novel in collaboration with author China Mieville. The novel is titled The Book of Elsewhere and is set in the world of Reeves' comic book series BRZRKR. It follows an immortal warrior on a journey to understand his immortality.
The novel is scheduled to be published on July 23 by Penguin. BRZRKR, the comic book series created by Reeves, became the highest-selling original comic book series debut in over 25 years. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Take my money': fans react to news of Keanu Reeves book collaboration

Fans are extremely excited about Keanu Reeves writing his first novel in collaboration with China Mieville.
The upcoming novel is set in the BRZRKR comic book universe that Reeves created three years ago. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves and China Mieville to release collaborative novel The Book of Elsewhere

Keanu Reeves is collaborating with author China Mieville to publish his first novel.
The novel is based on the world of the BRZRKR comic book series created by Reeves. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves Announces Novel With 'Weird Fiction' Author China Mieville

Keanu Reeves is co-writing a novel with author China Miéville called 'The Book of Elsewhere.'
The novel is set in the universe of the 'BRZRKR' comic series co-created by Reeves. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Keanu Reeves and China Mieville to release collaborative novel The Book of Elsewhere

Keanu Reeves is publishing his first novel in collaboration with author China Mieville. The novel is titled The Book of Elsewhere and is set in the world of Reeves' comic book series BRZRKR. It follows an immortal warrior on a journey to understand his immortality.
The novel is scheduled to be published on July 23 by Penguin. BRZRKR, the comic book series created by Reeves, became the highest-selling original comic book series debut in over 25 years. [ more ]
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Nytimes
6 months ago
Writing

Writing Is Doomed to Fail. That's Why Hisham Matar Loves It.

Hisham Matar's new novel explores the theme of exile and friendship
Matar has a deep appreciation for art and spends hours looking at paintings [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
6 months ago
SF LGBT

Lit Snax: 1.11.24 - San Francisco Bay Times

Magical Edwardian romp with LGBTQ+ characters and spicy scenes
Charming novel about two women and the unexpected return of the accidental father [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Megan Nolan: People say you shouldn't do an issues novel'

Author Megan Nolan's second novel, Ordinary Human Failings, is on the longlist for the Gordon Burn prize and shortlist for the Nero fiction award.
Nolan's first novel, Acts of Desperation, gave her the confidence to write a more traditional family saga in her second novel. [ more ]
#anne-frank
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Before the diary': new novel about Anne Frank's life to be published in September

A new novel about Anne Frank's life before she went into hiding will be published later this year.
The novel tells Frank's story from the moment the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940 to when her family went into hiding in 1942. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Before the diary': new novel about Anne Frank's life to be published in September

A new novel about Anne Frank's life before going into hiding will be published this year.
The novel tells Frank's story from the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands to her family's hiding in Amsterdam. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Before the diary': new novel about Anne Frank's life to be published in September

A new novel about Anne Frank's life before she went into hiding will be published later this year.
The novel tells Frank's story from the moment the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940 to when her family went into hiding in 1942. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Before the diary': new novel about Anne Frank's life to be published in September

A new novel about Anne Frank's life before going into hiding will be published this year.
The novel tells Frank's story from the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands to her family's hiding in Amsterdam. [ more ]
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PublishersWeekly.com
6 months ago
Books

The First Books You Should Read in 2024

Alvaro Enrigue's latest novel, a revisionist historical, has been translated into English.
Adam Shatz offers a major biography on Fanon, exploring the interplay between his biography and his anti-colonialist theory.
Karina Shor's debut memoir portrays trauma through jarringly grotesque and hauntingly beautiful artwork. [ more ]
The Atlantic
6 months ago
Books

The Multiplying 'Philip Roths'

The article explores the idea of authors creating an inflated version of themselves through their writings.
The novel 'How I Won a Nobel Prize' satirizes cancel culture, virtue signaling, and hypocrisy in the 21st century. [ more ]
The Paris Review
6 months ago
Writing

The Art of Fiction No. 252

Jamaica Kincaid's early life and career
Overview of Jamaica Kincaid's published works [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

The Wizard of the Kremlin by Giuliano da Empoli review a tsar is born

Vladimir Putin's physical appearance has undergone a series of transformations throughout his time in power.
The protagonist of Giuliano da Empoli's novel, The Wizard of the Kremlin, is a retired Kremlin insider who shares the story of his life with the narrator. [ more ]
www.vulture.com
6 months ago
Writing

23 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2024

Venita Blackburn's novel is a strange and gripping mix of sci-fi and family saga.
Emma Alpern Johansson's debut novel is a queer Lolita story that explores desire and memory. [ more ]
'Time' Magazine's 25 Most Anticipated Books of 2024 | @time https://t.co/rQZ5JWVDCW
time.com
6 months ago
Books

The 25 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

The 2024 books lineup has a diverse range of offerings, including memoirs, novels, and nonfiction books.
Some anticipated releases include RuPaul's memoir, a posthumous novel from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and books from authors such as Tana French and Kevin Kwan. [ more ]
AnOther
6 months ago
Books

The Best Books to Read in 2024

Kiley Reid's debut, Such A Fun Age , enjoyed the sort of success most authors can only dream of (it was longlisted for The Booker Prize) but any suggestion that she may struggle with what publishing likes to call the 'difficult second novel' is thwarted from the very first page of Come and Get It .
Scary Mommy
6 months ago
Writing

Scary Mommy's Best Books Of 2023: 17 Titles We Couldn't Put Down

Finding time to read can be a challenge for moms, but escaping into a novel can be a rewarding experience.
Scary Mommy shares their favorite reads from 2023, including 'Banyan Moon' and 'The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi'. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Books

18 New Books Coming in January

Burns's second novel introduces the Josephs, a roofing family in Mercury, Pa., who along with a young woman in search of her own place in the world find themselves at an inflection point forged by long-ago choices.
This ambitious and sweeping debut novel explores the fallout of a Malayan woman's decision to become a spy for Japanese forces during World War II. Seduced by promises of an Asia for Asians, she instead helps usher in a brutal occupation with devastating costs for her family. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Fiction to look out for in 2024

There's a sensational selection of novels to look forward to in 2024, enough to set even the most discerning reader's heart aflutter.
The Paris Review
6 months ago
Writing

The Art of Fiction No. 120

Mario Vargas Llosa ran for presidency in Peru in 1988.
Vargas Llosa has long been outspoken on Peruvian politics and has incorporated political issues into his novels. [ more ]
#success
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

It was smart to write when I was so angry': Bonnie Garmus on the winning formula behind Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus's debut novel, 'Lessons in Chemistry,' was inspired by a moment of sexism at work.
The novel has become a global phenomenon, selling over 6 million copies worldwide and being translated into 42 languages. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Prime Minister's Literary awards 2023: Jessica Au wins for lauded novella Cold Enough for Snow

Jessica Au wins Prime Minister's Literary award for her novel Cold Enough for Snow.
The book has received numerous accolades and recognition.
Au's success has allowed her to focus more on writing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

It was smart to write when I was so angry': Bonnie Garmus on the winning formula behind Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus's debut novel, 'Lessons in Chemistry,' was inspired by a moment of sexism at work.
The novel has become a global phenomenon, selling over 6 million copies worldwide and being translated into 42 languages. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Prime Minister's Literary awards 2023: Jessica Au wins for lauded novella Cold Enough for Snow

Jessica Au wins Prime Minister's Literary award for her novel Cold Enough for Snow.
The book has received numerous accolades and recognition.
Au's success has allowed her to focus more on writing. [ more ]
moresuccess
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh on bringing her sapphic thriller Eileen to the big screen

Ottessa Moshfegh faced criticism for the main character in her novel Eileen, but she defended her as an honest protagonist.
She is now detached from the criticism and open to her novel finding a new audience through the film adaptation. [ more ]
www.npr.org
7 months ago
Books

In Booker-winning 'Prophet Song,' the world ends slowly and then all at once

The novel 'Prophet Song' explores the experience of one family during the end of the world in Ireland.
The story focuses on the disappearance of Larry, the husband of the protagonist, and other trade unionists and teachers by a secret police force. [ more ]
The Nation
7 months ago
Books

Siddhartha Deb and the Politics of Fiction

Siddhartha Deb's new novel, The Light at the End of the World, tells a series of stories about defining moments in India's history
The novel explores themes of colonialism, bigotry, intolerance, and hate, but also includes moments of solidarity, love, and compassion [ more ]
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Slate Magazine
7 months ago
Books

The 10 Best Audiobooks of 2023

Audiobooks are a form of escapism and can provide both fun and intellectual stimulation.
Age of Vice is a novel that combines elements of a mob thriller and a Dickensian saga, set in Delhi.
New recordings of Borges' work, narrated by Castulo Guerra, have been released by Penguin Random House Audio. [ more ]
The Point Magazine
7 months ago
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On the Wrong Side | The Point Magazine

Jenny Erpenbeck's most recent novel, Kairos, centers on the experiences of those who found themselves on the 'wrong side' during German reunification.
Erpenbeck's earlier work hovers between historical specificity and decontextualization.
Her first novella, The Story of The Old Child, takes place in East Germany and confronts the collective trauma of the firebombing of Dresden. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
7 months ago
Books

The 10 Best Audiobooks of 2023

Audiobooks are a form of escapism and can provide both fun and intellectual stimulation.
Age of Vice is a novel that combines elements of a mob thriller and a Dickensian saga, set in Delhi.
New recordings of Borges' work, narrated by Castulo Guerra, have been released by Penguin Random House Audio. [ more ]
The Point Magazine
7 months ago
Books

On the Wrong Side | The Point Magazine

Jenny Erpenbeck's most recent novel, Kairos, centers on the experiences of those who found themselves on the 'wrong side' during German reunification.
Erpenbeck's earlier work hovers between historical specificity and decontextualization.
Her first novella, The Story of The Old Child, takes place in East Germany and confronts the collective trauma of the firebombing of Dresden. [ more ]
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The Atlantic
7 months ago
Writing

The Atlantic 10: The Best Books of 2023

Books offer a countercultural medium of focus and complexity in a world filled with distractions.
This year's selections include ambitious projects that are clear, beautiful, and impossible to put down. [ more ]
#Prophet Song
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
Books

Novel simulates events already occurring', says Booker Prize winner Paul Lynch

Irish author Paul Lynch's Booker prize-winning novel Prophet Song is based on events that have already occurred
Lynch felt like he was living through the events of his novel during the pandemic lockdown
The novel captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Books

Paul Lynch Wins Booker Prize for Prophet Song'

Paul Lynch's novel, Prophet Song, has won the prestigious Booker Prize.
The novel resonated with contemporary crises and captured current social and political anxieties.
The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel in English published in Britain or Ireland. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
Books

Novel simulates events already occurring', says Booker Prize winner Paul Lynch

Irish author Paul Lynch's Booker prize-winning novel Prophet Song is based on events that have already occurred
Lynch felt like he was living through the events of his novel during the pandemic lockdown
The novel captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Books

Paul Lynch Wins Booker Prize for Prophet Song'

Paul Lynch's novel, Prophet Song, has won the prestigious Booker Prize.
The novel resonated with contemporary crises and captured current social and political anxieties.
The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel in English published in Britain or Ireland. [ more ]
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The Paris Review
7 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 8

Ralph Ellison's first novel, Invisible Man, received the National Book Award in 1953.
Ellison believed the state of US fiction was unhappy and receiving the award was an 'attempt' rather than an achievement. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 8

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man received the National Book Award in 1953 for its attempt at a major novel.
Ellison's evaluation of his own work was that of an attempt rather than an achievement.
Ellison takes art and the novel seriously and his ideas are overwhelming. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 8

Ralph Ellison's first novel, Invisible Man, received the National Book Award in 1953.
Ellison believed the state of US fiction was unhappy and receiving the award was an 'attempt' rather than an achievement. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 8

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man received the National Book Award in 1953 for its attempt at a major novel.
Ellison's evaluation of his own work was that of an attempt rather than an achievement.
Ellison takes art and the novel seriously and his ideas are overwhelming. [ more ]
moreRalph Ellison
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh: Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character'

Writing a traditional novel felt like a rebellion for the experimental writer.
Eileen combines the noir genre with a real, unattractive protagonist.
Moshfegh's novel challenges the conventions of the literary world. [ more ]
Independent
7 months ago
Books

Paul Murray on why he almost gave up writing: 'There was no escape... It felt like I had been shamed'

Paul Murray is a private person who prefers to work quietly on his books.
Murray's latest novel, The Bee Sting, is nominated for the Booker prize.
He recently won the Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. [ more ]
#writing
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh: Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character'

Writing a full-length novel that followed traditional conventions felt like an act of rebellion for the author.
The author used the novel as a Trojan horse to sneak in subversive ideas.
The protagonist of the novel, Eileen, is a revisionary take on a wintry noir drama. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write at first but eventually settled on a character named Cass Barnes.
The novel explores the lives of Cass and her family, as well as larger societal issues like extremism and environmental devastation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh: Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character'

Writing a full-length novel that followed traditional conventions felt like an act of rebellion for the author.
The author used the novel as a Trojan horse to sneak in subversive ideas.
The protagonist of the novel, Eileen, is a revisionary take on a wintry noir drama. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write at first but eventually settled on a character named Cass Barnes.
The novel explores the lives of Cass and her family, as well as larger societal issues like extremism and environmental devastation. [ more ]
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the Guardian
7 months ago
Books

'The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

Notes don't tell you anything about a novel's voice, which is the most important thing about it.
The book is not just about Cass but also about her family, each with their own problems connected to their shared past. [ more ]
The Walrus
1 month ago
Writing

Rachel Cusk's Parade Turns the Novel Upside Down | The Walrus

Being self-aware isn't always accurate; people may present themselves oppositely to reality. Rachel Cusk explores the relationship between telling and being in her unconventional novel Parade. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Going Home by Tom Lamont review vibrant debut of fathers and sons

Tragedy can unexpectedly shift responsibilities, trapping individuals in situations they tried to escape. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Writing

The best translated fiction review roundup

Alia Trabucco Zeran's novel 'Clean' builds a gripping narrative through small details, culminating in a haunting atmosphere full of dread. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Writing

War by Louis-Ferdinand Celine review disturbing, compelling, incomplete

Do not expect traditional novel pleasures from this unique volume blending war experiences and harsh narrative tone. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Writing

Bad Habit by Alana S Portero review in search of acceptance

The novel 'Bad Habit' by Alana S Portero explores intense themes of love, self-worth, and acceptance amidst a backdrop of mythical parallels and vivid character portrayals. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
Writing

Carol LaHines' Chilling Novel Chronicles a Jilted Woman's Descent Into Madness

The novel 'The Vixen Amber Halloway' by Carol LaHines explores themes of love, betrayal, obsession, and descent into madness. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Writing

Bad Habit by Alana S Portero review in search of acceptance

The novel 'Bad Habit' by Alana S Portero explores intense themes of love, self-worth, and acceptance amidst a backdrop of mythical parallels and vivid character portrayals. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
Writing

Carol LaHines' Chilling Novel Chronicles a Jilted Woman's Descent Into Madness

The novel 'The Vixen Amber Halloway' by Carol LaHines explores themes of love, betrayal, obsession, and descent into madness. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Writing

25 Years Ago, Hannibal' Marked the Rise of a New Kind of Blockbuster

The anticipation for Thomas Harris's new book was high after his previous successful works, with fans eager for more content. [ more ]
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