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Uwem Akpan: “Baptizing the Gun”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Uwem Akpan’s “Baptizing the Gun.” Read the full post.


J.M.G. Le Clézio: Desert

Trevor reviews J.M.G. Le Clézio’s Desert, translated from the French by C. Dickson. Read the full post.


Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Merry Christmas from The Mookse and the Gripes. Here’s a brief recommendation for Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Read the full post.

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Year in Review: The New Yorker Short Fiction of 2009

Trevor recaps and reviews the stories that appeared in The New Yorker in 2009. Read the full post.


The Paris Review Interviews

Trevor looks at the four volumes of The Paris Review Interviews. Read the full post.


Leo Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Trevor reviews Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Read the full post.


Faber & Faber 80th Anniversary Collection of Poetry

Trevor looks at the Faber & Faber 80th Anniversary poetry books. Read the full post.