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Damien Chazelle: Whiplash

Lee reviews Damien Chzelle’s 2014 film Whiplash. Read the full post.

The Death of Napoleon

Simon Leys: The Death of Napoleon

Trevor reviews Simon Leys’ novella The Death of Napoleon, published in a new edition by NYRB Classics this week. Read the full post.

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2015 Best Translated Book Award Finalists

The ten finalists for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award have been announced. Read the full post.

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Clues to Best Translated Book Award Finalists

Tomorrow the ten finalists for this year’s Best Translated Book Award will be announced. We’ve got some clues, and I try to solve them to predict the shortlist. Read the full post.

My Life Is a Joke

Sheila Heti: “My Life Is a Joke”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Sheila Heti’s “My Life Is a Joke.” Read the full post.

The Queen's Caprice

Jean Echenoz: The Queen’s Caprice

Trevor reviews Jean Echenoz’s collection of short stories The Queen’s Caprice, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale and just published by The New Press. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 27: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 27: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner

The winner and finalists for 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was announced last week (in case you didn’t know that already). Read the full post.

May 4, 2015

Milan Kundera: “The Apologizer”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Milan Kundera’s “The Apologizer,” translated from the French by Linda Asher. Read the full post.

The Physics of Sorrow

Georgi Gospodinov: The Physics of Sorrow

Trevor reviews Georgi Gospodinov’s 2011 novel, The Physics of Sorrow, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel and just published by Open Letter. Read the full post.

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Jean Renoir: The River

Trevor reviews Jean Renoir’s 1951 film The River and the supplements available in the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition released today. Read the full post.

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Luke Mogelson: “Peacetime”

This week’s New Yorker story is Luke Mogelson’s “Peacetime.” Read the full story.

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2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2015 shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced. Read the full post.