Displaying articles for: May 2013

Khaled Hosseini Recommends 3 Great Reads

Khaled Hosseini launched his tour for And the Mountains Echoed last night in New York at the Barnes & Noble Union Square, and when interviewer Bill Goldstein asked him who he was reading a recommending lately, Hosseini said...

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Scares: A Guest Post by Benjamin Percy

In an alternate America with nightmarish overtones of our own, Benjamin Percy brings a keen eye for the wonder of the natural world in Red Moon, his page-turning take on the supernatural thriller and a Summer '13 Discover pick.  Percy writes about things that go bump on the road - and in his book - in a guest post for Discover Great New Writers.

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Deciding Which Stories to Leave Out: Ethan Rutherford and Matt Burgess in Conversation

Ethan Rutherford, author of  the surreal and fiercely funny story collection The Peripatetic Coffin (Discover, Summer '13) talks about the overlap between writing and music, his fear of losing sight of what a story is about, and throwing out "the Second Great American Whaling Novel", among other things, with with Matt Burgess, author of Dogfight: A Love Story (Discover, Holiday 2010).

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[Tap, tap]: The Summer 2013 Discover Great New Writers Season begins May 7th

Our Summer  2013 Discover Great New Writers season -- featuring  14 titles carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions -- begins Tuesday, May 7th.  By turns exhilarating and heartbreaking, lyrical and thought-provoking, these are the impressive short story collections, inspirational true stories, and the dazzling novels that the Discover selection committee members couldn't stop talking about.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.