12. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002) What are the greatest novels of the opening years of this tumultuous century? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled several dozen book critics, ... Today.Az, 1 day ago
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Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides tells DW how his own writing was influenced by Günter Grass - even before he started reading his work. He also explains why Grass' political activism was crucial for US writers. ...Deutsche Welle, 1 week ago Grass showed US writers 'how to be political' Deutsche Welle, 1 week ago Grass showed American writers how to be political Deutsche Welle, 1 week ago
Malcolm Knox with Bruce his blue heeler-kelpie cross, at home in Sydney Photo: Dominic Lorrimer Malcolm Knox looks fit for a writer. Not that people who spend all day hunched over a keyboard can't keep in shape. But Knox, who has written almost 20 ...Canberra Times, 14 hours ago
There's a strong temptation to resist the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose vast six-part autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has gradually been appearing in English over the past few years. That's for two reasons. The first is the ...Chicago Tribune, 1 day ago
Adamsville, Alabama is a hot and sweaty town. When we meet the lissom cheerleaders at Adams High, a fetid vapour rises as the story unfolds. Beneath the glossy hair, tanned skin, athletic figures, this vapour swirls and swoops without boundaries. A ...Irish Independent, 1 week ago Teenage torture unfettered by the internet Irish Independent, 1 week ago New fiction: Weightless by Sarah Bannan Irish Times, 1 month ago
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die ed. Peter Boxall Allen and Unwin $39.99 George Orwell used to say that the only hope was with the proles, and when it comes to books he was right. For quite a few years I wrote a column for the Sunday Age ...Melbourne Age, 1 week ago
The regular deadline to submit entries for the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is Friday, April 10, at 11:59 p.m. PT. In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to amateur screenwriters. ...Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, 2 weeks ago
Writing in the Guardian newspaper recently, novelist and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche extolled the virtues of "centireading." You read that correctly. He has read a book a hundred times. Two books, actually, "Hamlet," as part of his graduate ...Chicago Tribune, 1 month ago
Three middle-aged sisters, suffering hardship and heartbreak, decide to end their lives at the close of 1999. Gathered in their ancestral New York apartment, the sisters trace their collective family history, looking into the life of their brilliant ...Library Journal, 1 month ago
Under Discussion For Today I Am a Boy (2014) Kim Fu Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab (2014) Shani Mootoo Annabel (2010) Kathleen Winter Middlesex (2002) Jeffrey Eugenides Y ears ago at a writing workshop, ...TheWalrus.ca, 1 month ago
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