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Valeria Luiselli: Faces in the Crowd

Amanda reviews Valeria Luiselli’s Faces in the Crowd, which is a finalist for this year’s Best Translated Book Award. Read the full post.

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Rachel Cusk: Outline

Lee reviews Rachel Cusk’s 2014 novel, Outline. Read the full post.

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2015 Man Booker International Prize Winner

The winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 28: Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 28: Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Dorthe Nors: “The Freezer Chest”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Dorthe Nors’ “The Freezer Chest,” translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra. Come in and join the discussion. Read the full post.

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Henry James: “Louisa Pallant”

Simon continues his series of posts on the great Henry James by focusing on “Louisa Pallant,” “a little masterpiece of concision.” Read the full review.

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Michelle Huneven: Off Course

Lori reviews Michelle Huneven’s 2014 novel, Off Course. Read the full post.

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Justin Taylor: “So You’re Just What, Gone?”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Justin Taylor’s “So You’re Just What, Gone?” Come join in the discussion. Read the full post.

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Damien Chazelle: Whiplash

Lee reviews Damien Chzelle’s 2014 film Whiplash. Read the full post.

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Simon Leys: The Death of Napoleon

Trevor reviews Simon Leys’ novella The Death of Napoleon, published in a new edition by NYRB Classics this week. Read the full post.

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2015 Best Translated Book Award Finalists

The ten finalists for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award have been announced. Read the full post.

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Clues to Best Translated Book Award Finalists

Tomorrow the ten finalists for this year’s Best Translated Book Award will be announced. We’ve got some clues, and I try to solve them to predict the shortlist. Read the full post.

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Sheila Heti: “My Life Is a Joke”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Sheila Heti’s “My Life Is a Joke.” Read the full post.