Your story in this week's issue, "Rough Deeds," is set among the men who tried to capitalize on New England's forests in the first half of the eighteenth century. What drew you to the subject? One of my earliest infant memories is of light ... New Yorker, 2 weeks ago
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In New France, which people more and more called Canada, for the old Iroquois word kanata, Duquet was everywhere-examining, prying, measuring, observing, and calculating. Limbs and low-quality hardwood waste became high-quality firewood, and every ...New Yorker, 2 weeks ago
At St. Martins Press, Elizabeth Beier took North American rights to Amy Scheibes novel A Fireproof Home for the Bride from agent Sarah Burnes at the Gernert Company. SMP compared the book, set in North Dakota during the 1950s, to novels like Annie ...PublishersWeekly.com, 1 week ago
The source of a writer's potency is mysterious, unpredictable. For novelist Peter Behrens, the hunt was long and circular, beginning with his youthful flight from a middle-class upbringing in Montreal, followed by decades when he did everything else ...Globe and Mail, 1 week ago
The recent passing of equal marriage laws in France, allowing people of the same sex to wed, sparked a wave of protests from the right-wing and clashes this weekend on the streets of Paris. Although nobody was killed or seriously injured, the fights ...Global Times, 2 weeks ago
"Battleborn," the astonishingly wise début story collection by Claire Vaye Watkins, takes its title from the tattoo-worthy nickname of her home state, Nevada; the stories are set in the beautiful, treacherous territory of the desert, and are ...New Yorker, 4 weeks ago
Guests in the early days of the National Word Festival in Canberra in 1987 included Kate Grenville and Tim Winton. The Bulletin sniffed that the festival would never amount to anything if it only had the second 11. If that was the second 11, I'd ...Barossa & Light Herald, 1 month ago
By Aleksandar HemonPicador, $32.99 There are some writers whose work captures an environment so completely they begin to own it. In the past 20 years, the redevelopment of London has allowed it to swap its face but not its soul - and still no one ...Melbourne Age, 1 month ago An embattled tale of two cities Melbourne Age, 1 month ago
Britain's Most High-Profile Columnist, Broadcaster and Author Launches Melanie Phillips Electric Media: EM
For more than three decades, Melanie Phillips has served as Britain's political conscience. Followed by members of the Royal Family as well as by homemakers, ubiquitous on radio and television as well as in the print media, Melanie Phillips is ...OSIX News, 1 month ago
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Rachel Zadok's 'Sister-Sister' is published by Kwela Books Rachel Zadok: Reading fiction makes the reader a better person, more tolerant, able to understand the world and the people they share it with better'. Our Coverage More Coverage Describe ...Mail & Guardian Online, 1 month ago
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