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Calendar, Night&Day Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Rachel Kushner is the only writer to be nominated for a National Book Award for a first and second novel. The latter, The Flamethrowers, was published last year and became a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. In…
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Calendar, Night&Day This is How You Win

This is How You Win

Junot Díaz won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and was a finalist for the National Book Award for his 2012 collection This Is…
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Culture, Art Books: The Must-Read Books and Must-Go-To Literary Events of the Season

Books: The Must-Read Books and Must-Go-To Literary Events of the Season

Books Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (Aug. 22) The final installment of Brenda Hillman's four-book series on earth, air, water, and fire, this collection of poems is transformative. Highbrow: Each poem finds its own form and even has its…
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Calendar, Night&Day Power Poet

Power Poet

Poet Nikky Finney astonished the literary world with her eloquent acceptance speech for her 2011 National Book Award (host John Lithgow said, “That was the best acceptance speech for anything I’ve ever heard in my life”), and poets and writers…
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Calendar, Night&Day War Is Personal

War Is Personal

The prose that critics call “luminous” tends to be of the light-reflecting-on-the-water variety: It shimmers prettily but doesn't illuminate much. Tea Ohreht's The Tiger's Wife has been dubbed “luminous” by The New York Times, and the novel – her first,…
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