Maud Newton wins Narrative Prize

We're pleased to note that B&N Review contributor Maud Newton has been awarded Narrative's annual prize for work from an emerging writer.


The laurels go to "the best work published each year in Narrative by a new or emerging writer, as judged by the magazine’s editors."    The winning piece is her story "When the Flock Changed."  (You can also find a longish excerpt of the story at Maud's website.)  The story itself is part of a larger work in progress.


And don't miss Maud's latest piece for the Review -- on Lorrie Moore's novel A Gate at the Stairs.


Congratulations, Maud!

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.


When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).