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59 Years of Book Covers for The Bell Jar from All Over the World

On January 14, 1963, poet Sylvia Plath published her first novel in England under the pseudonym “Victoria Lucas.” The book had a positive but relatively quiet reception; only a few weeks after its publication, on February 11, Plath would die by suicide. It wasn’t published in the US until 1971,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-14 09:50:32 UTC ]
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A Personal Catalogue of the World’s Most Storied Bookstores

Two decades ago, I wrote my very first novel while working at The Community Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. That job enabled me to complete my book, not just because of the flexible hours, but because the other staffers were all aspiring writers, and many of our... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-12 09:50:45 UTC ]
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Beyond Ekphrasis: Rereading Jean Giono’s Ennemonde, by Alice-Catherine Carls

Book Reviews Jean Giono at his home, Le Paraïs, in Manosque, France, 1942 / Photo by André Zucca / Courtesy Les Amis de Jean Giono Written late in life, “Le Haut Pays” and “Camargue”—once again paired in the Archipelago Books edition of... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2022-01-11 21:02:53 UTC ]
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The remarkable worlds of Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘To Paradise’

"To Paradise," by Hanya Yanagihara, is the author's first novel since "A Little Life" became a major literary event in 2015. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-01-11 13:00:00 UTC ]
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I write ‘women’s commercial fiction’ –why is my work still seen as inferior to men’s? | Emma Hughes

A recent roundup of the ‘best books of 2021’ had every possible genre of novel – with the unsurprising exception of romanceIn the four months since my first novel came out, I’ve had the same conversation probably a dozen times.“What’s it about?” a well-meaning stranger will ask. “Well,” I’ll... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-05 15:25:24 UTC ]
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Alex Hyde | 'If I was ever going to write something, I was going to start with this story'

Academic Alex Hyde‘s first novel is a lyrical tale about two women named Violet during the Second World War. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-26 18:23:13 UTC ]
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The Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka Discusses His First Novel in Nearly Fifty Years

The Nigerian writer explains the origins of his latest book’s title, why novels are harder to write than plays, and the masochistic pull of political activism. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 2021-11-02 22:37:29 UTC ]
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Boubacar Boris Diop Wins Prestigious 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

News and Events (c) Rama, Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr NORMAN, OKLA. – World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, announced late Tuesday evening that Boubacar Boris Diop is the 27th... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2021-10-26 21:56:54 UTC ]
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Review: ‘The Street,’ by Ann Petry

This classic story of a single mother’s struggle against poverty, published in 1946, would become the first novel by a Black woman to sell a million copies. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-22 04:28:52 UTC ]
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Interview: Isabel Allende

The Chilean novelist was living in exile when her first novel was published in 1985. “In a way, I feel that I am working for my country, even if I don’t live there,” she told us. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-21 15:31:43 UTC ]
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Review: ‘The Age of Innocence,’ by Edith Wharton

This tale of Gilded Age New York City became, in 1921, the first novel by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-21 14:55:14 UTC ]
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Sequoia Nagamatsu | 'Speculative fiction can open a dialogue'

Sequoia Nagamatsu’s bold first novel imagines how future humans might grapple with the fallout from climate change Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-15 04:56:32 UTC ]
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Here is the shortlist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

The Center for Fiction has just announced its shortlist for the 2021 First Novel Prize. The seven titles were selected from a longlist of twenty-seven debut novels, all published in the US between January 1 to December 21. The prize, first established in 2006, celebrates the best debut fiction... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-28 17:25:35 UTC ]
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Anthony Doerr’s ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ is a convoluted love letter to books

Doerr’s first novel since winning a Pulitzer Prize for “All the Light We Cannot See” is full of people thinking big thoughts. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land,’ by Anthony Doerr

“Cloud Cuckoo Land,” Doerr’s first novel since “All the Light We Cannot See,” unites five characters over a millennium in a tribute to books and those who love them. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-09-24 09:00:04 UTC ]
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'At long last, Idunit!' Wole Soyinka on his first novel in nearly 50 years

The Nigerian writer, the first sub-Saharan winner of the Nobel Prize, discusses 'Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth.' Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-09-23 13:00:36 UTC ]
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S&S UK bags duo from Evanovich

Simon & Schuster UK has acquired the 28th instalment in American author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum bounty hunter series, alongside the first novel in a brand new series. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-22 17:14:06 UTC ]
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After 22 Years, Gayl Jones Returns

“Palmares” — her first novel since 1999’s “Mosquito” — is an emancipation story set in 17th-century Brazil. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-09-14 09:00:08 UTC ]
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The Prophet of Nothingness

With Harrow, her first novel in two decades, Joy Williams stares into the abyss. Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2021-09-12 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Mendelson returns with two-book Mantle deal

Mantle has landed The Exhibitionist, Charlotte Mendelson's first novel since her 2013 Booker-longlisted work Almost English (Mantle). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-07 21:02:28 UTC ]
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