Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:
Monday, August 12, 2013
Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Also: Flannery O'Connor's pet peacocks; Pamela Erens on Middlemarch; a new book by George Saunders.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Also: a literary missed connection; Danielle Steel on condescending questions; Lewis Carroll on etiquette.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Japanese crime writer Natsuo Kirino's latest veers into myth and legend: The Goddess Chronicle retells Japan's creation story with a feminist perspective. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says it's a dark and lovely tale, unfortunately marred by stiff, awkward writing.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Also: A new short story by Zadie Smith; Tom Hanks on typewriters; and the unexpected resurgence of Borders.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Also: The meaning of Homer's "wine-dark sea"; a look at Portnoy's Complaint and the rise of the Jewish sex scandal; the best books coming out this week.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Also, Orhan Pamuk on the novel, Sherman Alexie on having his book banned; Kelly Clarkson bought a ring owned by Jane Austen but can't take it out of the U.K.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Also: John Hodgman on Ayn Rand; J.K. Rowling to donate proceeds of new novel to charity; Fox News defends anchor's interview with the author of Zealot.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Also: an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's upcoming novella; a plea from the OED; a new short story from Adam Johnson.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Also: Gary Shteyngart tests out Google Glass; Fifty Shades of Grey and the rise in handcuff accidents.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Also: Stephen King on the subtle art of opening lines; the best books coming out this week.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Also: A literary magazine's dating service; Neil Gaiman makes a video game; the virtues of Barnes & Noble.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Also: the history of blurbs; Buzzfeed launches a book section.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Also: James Lasdun on turning down Doris Lessing; Stephen Hawking's new memoir; why Barnes & Noble isn't dead yet.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Also: The 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist is out; Junot Diaz annotates his own work; book critic Dwight Garner on the dangers of reading.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Also: Sony wins lawsuit brought by owners of Faulkner's works; Kevin Maher on James Joyce's Dubliners.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Also: Martin Amis talks about the "burden" of his famous surname; a new study says children's books reinforce gender stereotypes.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Also: William Blake's cottage is up for sale; Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald is writing a book; Glen Weldon reports from Comic-Con.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Also: Jonathan Franzen answers an odd accusation; Zadie Smith's next book will be a "science-fiction romp."