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  • ‘Talk about magical items!’ Where Karen Joy Fowler writes

    May 21st, 2015

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    Karen Joy Fowler, author of Sister Noon and Booker-shortlisted We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, takes us on a tour of where she writes. When I was a girl, I had all sorts of places where I would sit and read. I read in, on, and under my bed. I climbed trees and read in...

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  • A question for László Krasznahorkai

    May 21st, 2015

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    László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango. In 1993, he won the Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance and in 2015 was listed as...

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  • The Lights of Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou: excerpt

    May 21st, 2015

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    The taxi drops me outside Chez Gaspard. I almost turn back: it’s a rough-and-ready restaurant in the Grand Marché district, and it’s full and very noisy. A few customers have been waiting patiently for a while at the door. I’m surprised to see a guy sitting alone, thin as a rake, nod his head at...

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  • László Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize 2015

    May 20th, 2015

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    We’re thrilled that Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai has won the Man Booker International Prize 2015! Krasznahorkai was chosen from a list of ten eminent contenders from around the world, including Alain Mabanckou. The judges said of Krasznahorkai’s work: ‘Throughout Krasznahorkai’s work, what strikes the reader above all are the extraordinary sentences,...

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  • Zoe Pilger / Curationism at London Review of Books

    30 April 2015

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    ‘Curation’ has become a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns supreme, acting as the face of high-profile group shows in a way that can eclipse the contributions of individual artists. At the same time, curatorial-studies programs continue to grow,...

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