Alice Munro: “Privilege”

Trevor and Betsy continue their work on Alice Munro with “Privilege,” the second story in The Beggar Maid. Read the full post.

June 8 & 15, 2015

The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue

The 2015 summer fiction issue of The New Yorker is now available, featuring stories from Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer, Primo Levi, Jonathan Franzen, and Karen Russell. Read the full post.

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Iraj Pezeshkzad: My Uncle Napoleon

Chris reviews Iraj Pezeshkzad’s 1973 novel My Uncle Napoleon, translated from the Persian by Dick Davis. Read the full post.


2015 Best Translated Book Award Winner

This year’s Best Translated Book Award winner has been announced! Read the full post.


2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Winner

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize winner has been announced. Read the full post.

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Costa-Gavras: The Confession & State of Siege

Trevor reviews two political thrillers from Costa-Gavras, 1970’s The Confession and 1972’s State of Siege, which The Criterion Collection released on Blu-ray this week. Read the full post.


Salman Rushdie: “The Duniazát”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Salman Rushdie’s “The Duniazát” was originally published in the June 1, 2015 issue of The New Yorker. This week’s fiction is from a living legend (though I admit I have had a hard time reading him for some time)….


Valeria Luiselli: Faces in the Crowd

Amanda reviews Valeria Luiselli’s Faces in the Crowd, which is a finalist for this year’s Best Translated Book Award. Read the full post.


Rachel Cusk: Outline

Lee reviews Rachel Cusk’s 2014 novel, Outline. Read the full post.

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2015 Man Booker International Prize Winner

The winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 28: Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 28: Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Dorthe Nors: “The Freezer Chest”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Dorthe Nors’ “The Freezer Chest,” translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra. Come in and join the discussion. Read the full post.


Henry James: “Louisa Pallant”

Simon continues his series of posts on the great Henry James by focusing on “Louisa Pallant,” “a little masterpiece of concision.” Read the full review.