Displaying articles for: February 2014

Pioneer Girl: Bich Minh Nguyen

Two writers capture the legacy of  Laura Ingalls Wilder in works of memoir and fiction.


Beneath the Surface: Jeff VanderMeer on 'Annihilation'

An intrepid fabulist on the making of his new science fiction epic.



"I Love to Travel Alone": Molly Antopol and Justin St. Germain on Writing to their Environment

Two new works of personal and public history from young writers share a powerful sense of place.


April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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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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.

Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet

Amara Lakhous delivers a mystery novel with its finger on the hot-button issues of today's Europe.  Immigration and multicultural conflicts erupt in the Italian city of Turin, as journalist Enzo Laganà looks to restore peace to his native burg.

Papers in the Wind

In this insightful novel by Eduardo Sacheri, a young girl left destitute by the death of her soccer-playing father is uplifted by the bold schemes of her uncle, his pals, and one newbie player to the professional leagues.