The World Cup of Literature started yesterday, and I am the judge of today's match between Italy and England. Read the full post.
A giveaway! Come try to win George Prochnik's new biography The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. Read the full post.
For nearly six years The Mookse and the Gripes has run as a mostly solo affair -- though I have many people to thank for making it what it is today. Things changed a bit a little over a year ago when I invited Betsy to come "above the line" and contribute her thoughts on things [...]
The National Book Critics Circle has named their winners. Fiction: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nonfiction: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sherri Fink Poetry: Metaphysical Dog, by Frank Bidart Autobiography: Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, by Amy Wilentz Biography: Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, by Leo [...]
Today they announced the longlist for this year's Best Translated Book Award. This is my favorite book prize, and I'm excited to dig into this list. Here they are, along with their cover images, their publisher blurb, and links to reviews (which I'll be adding to): The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa translated from the [...]