The Physics of Sorrow

Georgi Gospodinov: The Physics of Sorrow

Trevor reviews Georgi Gospodinov’s 2011 novel, The Physics of Sorrow, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel and just published by Open Letter. Read the full post.

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Jean Renoir: The River

Trevor reviews Jean Renoir’s 1951 film The River and the supplements available in the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition released today. Read the full post.

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Luke Mogelson: “Peacetime”

This week’s New Yorker story is Luke Mogelson’s “Peacetime.” Read the full story.

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2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2015 shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced. Read the full post.

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Akhil Sharma: Family Life

Lee reviews Akhil Sharma’s 2014 novel, Family Life, which recently won the Folio Prize. Read the full post.

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2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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Ann Beattie: “Major Maybe”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Ann Beattie’s “Major Maybe.” Read the full post.

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Pierre Michon: Winter Mythologies and Abbots

Trevor reviews Pierre Michon’s Winter Mythologies and Abbots, which was just longlisted for this year’s Best Translated Book Award. Read the full post.

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Henry James: “The Point of View”

Simon Lavery continues his trek through the work of Henry James with “The Point of View.” Read the full post.

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2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist is now out — here are the six finalists! The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky “We are born and we die — but many things could happen in between. Which life do we end up living?” From…

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2015 Best Translated Book Award Longlist

It’s arrived: the longlist for the Best Translated Book Award, my favorite book prize of the year. This year, we had to wait a bit longer than we have in the past, but it’s worth it! The nine judges for the fiction award have worked their way through almost 500 books, and now…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “Apollo”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Apollo.” Read the full post.

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Clues to Best Translated Book Award Longlist

The Best Translated Book Award longlist is about to be announced. In this post, I’ve put together the clues we’ve gotten so far about what’s on the list as well as a few of my own prognostications and blind suppositions. Read the full post.