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FATE, COINCIDENCE, LIFE ITSELF – An Interview with Beth Fowler on translating Iosi Havilio

Editor Rebecca DeWald travelled to Argentina and took books of and about Argentine literature with her, a literature which is receiving more and more attention in English at the moment. 2,479 more words
Translation

Sample Sunday 40

Here is approximately 100 – 150 words from a randomly selected original piece for your enjoyment. These samples can include excerpts from my all my WIPs and my Eternal Curse Series, but only as works in progress (not the final products). 219 more words

Toi Thomas

“The Sun, The Moon, The Stars” by Junot Díaz

Today’s short story:

“The Sun, The Moon, The Stars” by Junot Díaz

The debut story in Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her, “The Sun, The Moon, The Stars,” is my introduction to the character of Yunior, who has made appearances through the author’s work. 42 more words

American Fiction

Sweet Talk by Stephanie Vaughn

A review from February of this year:

Sweet Talk by Stephanie Vaughn

My first introduction to Stephanie Vaughn was through the New Yorker fiction podcast with two stories selected by Tea Obreht and Tobias Wolff, respectively. 148 more words

American Fiction

The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

A review from February of this year:

The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake 136 more words

American Fiction

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Okay, first off, this book has been challenged in several libraries across the country.  Yes, there’s language.  Yes, there were a few times I didn’t think it was necessary.   343 more words

Young Adult

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Publication Date: December 1998
Category: Contemporary Fiction

No big, wordy, analytical review from me today, if ever there is. I’m tired, work is busy and life is going through one of those ‘let’s throw all the crap we can at you and see where it ends up’ phases. 393 more words