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The Collective Novels of SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH

Svetlana Alexievich is the first journalist to ever win the Nobel Prize in Literature, after 30 years exploring human conflict…

Has César Aira Written a Zombie Novel?

Dinner is César Aira’s eleventh novel in translation, out of an estimated ninety novels by a man who produces from…

Catalan Novel Exposes Barcelona High Society

In 1932 the publication of Josep Maria de Sagarra’s Private Life boldly depicted the decline of the aristocracy in Barcelona….

The Neapolitan Quartet’s Triumphant Last Installment

Like her three previous Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s concluding volume, The Story of the Lost Child, is ferociously, compulsively readable….

A Dog Story You’ve Never Read Before

A dog with no collar has been howling for two days outside the jail in a little French village. Young…

DISCOVERING JOSEP PLA: The Catalan Genius with “No Imagination”

The complete works of Josep Pla comprise more than 30,000 pages and fill 45 volumes, yet it’s taken almost a…

MIRAGES OF THE MIND by Pakistani Comic Master, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi

  Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi is a witty, highly educated raconteur who, at age 92, is Pakistan’s most revered living writer….

WHO IS PATRICK MODIANO? And Why Did He Win the Nobel Prize?

Lovers of novels, book clubs across America, literature professors, librarians and booksellers are all asking the same question: Who is…

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