Robert Arthur Alexie: Porcupines and China Dolls

Trevor reviews Robert Arthur Alexie’s Porcupines and China Dolls. Read the full post.

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PEN/Faulkner Finalists Announced

The finalists for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award have been announced. Read the full post.


My First Blog Giveaway: Roberto Bolaño’s Monsieur Pain

A giveaway! Come see how to win a copy of Roberto Bolaño’s Monsieur Pain. Read the full post.


Saïd Sayrafiesadeh: “Appetite”

This week’s New Yorker story is Saïd Sayrafiesadeh’s “Appetite.” Read the full post.


Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days

Trevor takes a look at Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, translated from the French in 1873 by George Makepeace Towle. Read the full post.

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Christopher Isherwood: “I Am Waiting”

Trevor looks at Christopher Isherwood’s short story “I Am Waiting.” Read the full post.


Best Translated Book Award Shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Best Translated Book Award has been announced. Read the full post.

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Yukio Mishima: Patriotism

Trevor reviews Yukio Mishima’s Patriotism, translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey W. Sargent. Read the full post.


Philip Roth: The Breast

Trevor reviews Philip Roth’s The Breast. Read the full post.


Claire Keegan: “Foster”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Claire Keegan’s “Foster.” Read the full post.


Francine Prose: Goldengrove

Trevor reviews Francine Prose’s Goldengrove. Read the full post.

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J.D. Salinger: “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”

Trevor looks at J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” Read the full post.


Tobias Wolff: The Barrack’s Thief

Trevor reviews Tobias Wolff’s The Barracks Thief. Read the full post.