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Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls is a haunting and powerful novel.

With its lack of art and absence of thought, the blockbuster Norwegian novel disappoints.

Lydia Davis

Because nobody else thinks like her.

Markus Werner

In Zündel’s Exit, Markus Werner gorges on the limit point of madness.

García Márquez

What more could a young writer want than to spend hours and hours with the greatest author alive?

A page from a Kempter Calender belonging to W.G. Sebald’s grandfather

W.G. Sebald’s A Place in the Country.

John Banville, alias Benjamin Black

The only mystery about The Black-Eyed Blonde is when publishing derivative works became original.

E.L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain

Molly Antopol

The short stories in The UnAmericans are studies of effusive remoteness and meandering revolution.

Richard Powers

Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo

Blogs

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

Proust, a reviewer wrote in 1921, “may not be what his hero set out to be in his childhood, the greatest writer in the world, but he is one of those.”

December 7, 2013

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

A former covert CIA operative turned novelist is fast emerging as one of the most important fiction writers in the military/covert ops/political thriller genre dominated by right-wing authors.

June 29, 2010