Displaying articles for: October 2013

Markus Zusak

The author of The Book Thief on winning tales adapted to film.

 

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Paul Harding

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enon on perfect winter reading, Faulkner's "aesthetic psi," and the book that made him want to be a writer.

 

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David Leavitt

The author of The Two Hotel Francforts on the joys of getting lost in translation.

 

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Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Wild reading from the educator, raptor rehabilitator, and author of the stirring new wildlife guide The Urban Bestiary.

 

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Tom Perrotta

The author of Nine Inches on assorted lives in great biographies and memoirs.

 

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Amy Grace Loyd

The author and former Playboy literary editor on sexy books written by women.

 

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.