Renata Adler is an American author, journalist and critic – she worked for The New Yorker for over four decades. Her first novel, Speedboat, published in 1976 won the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel. 1,166 more words
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How do we account for the eagerness, then the fervour, that met the re-release of Adler’s novels as NYRB Classics in the US last year? Perhaps it is because we love a comeback, especially one involving a 75-year-old woman still rocking a over-the-shoulder waist-length braid and looking every bit as groovy as she did when she was given a job as a 24-year-old by William Shawn.
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis
He travels with a shady Cypriot passport, takes odd jobs at sea and travels with almost nothing but the clothes on his back and a hardcover book or two. 631 more words