Reading the World | Day of Dialog 2017

LJ Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert moderated the “Reading the World” panel, which featured representatives from four publishers at the forefront of works in translation—Other Press, Archipelago Books, Europa Editions, and New Directions Publishing. For those not familiar with their work, Hoffert began with a brief introduction, noting that Other published Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation (a 2015 LJ Best Books “More […]

Boyne, Senna, Messud, Perrotta, & More | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Aug 2017

Boyne, John. The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Hogarth: Crown. Aug. 2017. 592p. ISBN 9781524760786. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781524760809. Downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY The author of the multi-award-winning and mega-best-selling children’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and of adult fiction like 2015’s blade-sharp A History of Loneliness, Boyne here tells the affecting story of Cyril […]

Spring 2016 Poetry: Top Picks

From Frank Bidart’s contained drama and Rita Dove’s blazingly heartfelt exploration of self and history, to the engaging openness of Campbell McGrath and Maureen McLane, to the shape-shifting formal verve of Tyehimba Jess and Brenda Shaughnessy, to the sheer burning wit of Kim Addonizio and Bob Hicok, poetry today is so rich and varied that, […]

Webcast Treats: Sarah Bakewell, Homero Aridjis, Clarice Lispector, & More

Sarah Bakewell At the Existentialist Café in 1930s Paris. Chantal Thomas and a tale of two princesses. The early years of Homero Aridjis, poet, ambassador, and president of PEN International. Greek writer Christos Ikonomou’s illuminating fiction on economic crisis. The complete stories of internationally renowned Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. And the complete poems of internationally […]

Reading the World | Fiction in Translation

New fiction in translation from smaller presses includes literary titles, YA, and more.

African American Books, October 2011-February 2012, for Black History Month

African American Books, October 2011-February 2012, for Black History Month