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Rebecca Lee: “Bobcat”

Rebecca Lee's "Bobcat" is the first story in her short story collection Bobcat (2013), which is a finalist for this year's The Story Prize. "Bobcat" was originally published as a chapbook with Madras Press in 2010. Review copy courtesy of Algonquin Books. This story and I started off on the wrong foot. It begins with the narrator preparing a [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|Categories: Rebecca Lee|0 Comments

Alejandro Zambra: Ways of Going Home

Alejandro Zambra has been making a splash in English reading circles over the past few years with translations of his short books Bonsai and The Private Lives of Trees. In 2010 he was one of the twenty-two writers featured in Granta 113: The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists. It was there that I first read him and in fact first read a portion [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Alejandro Zambra|0 Comments

Galway Kinnell: “Gravity”

Galway Kinnell’s “Gravity” was first published in the January 20, 2014 issue of The New Yorker and is available here for subscribers. The prophetic tone of Galway Kinnell’s “Gravity” has held my attention for the past few weeks. Kinnell’s National Book Award and Pulitzer were awarded decades ago, and since then he has also won the Wallace Stevens Award and a [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|Categories: Galway Kinnell|8 Comments

Zadie Smith: “Moonlit Landscape with Bridge”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Zadie Smith’s “Moonlit Landscape with Bridge” was originally published in the February 10, 2014 issue of The New Yorker. Click for a larger image. Trevor I've always felt a bit out-of-step when it comes to Zadie Smith. I like her writing quite a lot, but [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Categories: New Yorker Fiction, Zadie Smith|13 Comments

Andrea Barrett: “The Investigators”

Andrea Barrett's "The Investigators" is the first story in her short story collection Archangel (2013), which is a finalist for this year's The Story Prize. "The Investigators" was first published in issue 18 (Summer 2013) of A Public Space. Review copy courtesy of W.W. Norton. I'm a big fan of Andrea Barrett. She has a degree in biology [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Categories: Andrea Barrett|1 Comment

ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Today the American Library Association announced its 2014 youth media award winners, which includes, among other awards, the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal, and the Printz Award. Here are those winners (I'd link to their website for a list of all winners, but their website has always been atrocious and hard to access -- it's no different this morning). John [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments
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