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Paul La Farge: “Rosendale”

This week’s New Yorker story is “Rosendale,” by Paul La Farge. Read the full post.

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2666 Read-Along — Part 1: The Part about the Critics

Lee and Trevor kick-off the 2666 read-along with this post on Part 1: The Part about the Critics. Please come on in and let us know your thoughts! Read the full post.

* I am grateful to Corey Goldberg, who took the original photograph of the weathered cherub (see it on his Tumblr here) and gave me permission to use in this artwork. ~Trevor

Roberto Bolaño: By Night in Chile (reread)

Lee and Trevor reread Roberto Bolano’s By Night in Chile in preparation for the read-along of 2666. Read the full post.

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2014 Fiction National Book Award Longlist

The National Book Award longlist for Fiction was announced today. Read the full post.

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2014 Nonfiction National Book Award Longlist

The National Book Award longlist for Nonfiction was announced today. Read the full post.

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Roberto Bolaño: A Little Lumpen Novelita

Trevor reviews Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita, which is apparently the last, the final, Bolaño novel we will be getting. Read the full post.

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2014 Giller Prize Longlist

This year’s Giller Prize longlist has been announced, and the Shadow Giller team is already at work! Read the full post.

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2014 Poetry National Book Award Longlist

The National Book Award longlist for Poetry was announced today. Read the full post.

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2014 Young People’s Literature National Book Award Longlist

The National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced today. Read the full post.

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Victor Lodato: “Jack, July”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Victor Lodato’s “Jack/July.” Read the full post.

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Pascal Garnier: The Panda Theory

Trevor reviews Pascal Garnier’s 2008 novel, The Panda Theory, translated from the French by Svein Clouston. Read the full post.

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Episode 14: John Williams’ Augustus

Trevor and Brian discuss John Williams’ 1972 Nationalb Book Award winning novel, Augustus. Read the full post and listen to the podcast.

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Valerie Miles: A Thousand Forests in One Acorn

Trevor reviews A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, an exceptional anthology of Spanish-language fiction and interviews from twenty-eight of “the most important Spanish-language writers of the twentieth century,” put together by Valerie Miles. Read the full post.

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2014 Man Booker Shortlist

The 2014 Man Booker Prize shorlist has been announced. Read the full post

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Danielle McLaughlin: “The Dinosaurs on Other Planets”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Danielle McLaughlin’s “The Dinosaurs from Other Planets.” Read the full post.

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Richard Powers: Orfeo

Lee reviews Richard Powers’ Man Booker Prize longlistee, Orfeo. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Executioners”

Trevor and Betsy examine Alice Munro’s “Executioners,” from her collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Alexander Pushkin: The Captain’s Daughter

Trevor reviews Alexander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter, translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler. Read the full post.

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Thomas McGuane: “Motherlode”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Thomas McGuane’s “Motherlode.” Read the full post.