2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist

This year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist has been announced. Read the full post.

Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry: Under the Volcano

Chris reviews Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 novel Under the Volcano. Read the full post.


Alain Farah: Ravenscrag

P.T. Smith reviews Alain Farah’s Ravenscrag, translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler. Read the full post.

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2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

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


Sarah Braunstein: “All You Have to Do”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Sarah Braunstein’s “All You Have to Do.” Read the full post.

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The 2015 Story Prize Winner

This year’s Story Prize winner has been announced. Read the full post.

The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant

Trevor reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel The Buried Giant. Read the full post.

Henry James

Henry James: “The Pension Beaurepas”

Simon continues to explore the work of Henry James, taking a look at his 1879 story “The Pension Beaurepas.” Read the full post.

A Legacy

Sybille Bedford: A Legacy

Lori reviews Sybille Bedford’s debut novel, A Legacy, first published in 1956 and reissued today by NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

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Stephen King: “A Death”

This week’s New Yorker story is Stephen King’s “A Death.” Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa, a set that includes the first four films this master ever made. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

When the Doves Disappeared

Sofi Oksanen: When the Doves Disappeared

Lori reviews Sofi Oksanen’s 2012 novel When the Doves Disappeared, translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers and recently issued by Knopf. Read the full post.


Marilynne Robinson: Lila

Trevor reviews Marilynne Robinson’s latest novel, Lila, which follows the wife of Gilead‘s Rev. John Ames. Read the full post.