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Al From

Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From.

The Book of My Lives, Aleksandar Hemon, Sarajevo, Radovan Karadzic,

How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?

stalked online picture

For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”

Portrait of  Victor Shklovsky

A Russian novelist’s fight, in life and art, to see the world afresh in all its cruelty and splendor.

Salman Rushdie

Joseph Anton is a tale of betrayals: of free speech, communities, religion, marriages, personal convictions, friends.

Edwidge Danticat

My Tante Rezia was a patron of the arts, one of those silent supporters that every family, every artist, has and needs but rarely acknowledges.

Héctor Abad Faciolince as a young boy with his father, Héctor Abad Gómez

Oblivion re-creates the life of one of the many innocent victims of the Colombian conflict.

Claude Lanzmann

In his memoir, The Patagonian Hare, the Shoah director’s life upstages his masterwork.


Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011