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Imagine all the islands: Kevin Barry on basing his new novel on John Lennon trivia

Kevin Barry’s novel City of Bohane, set in a low-tech 2053, was hailed in all quarters as an original debut, and when it won one of the world’s richest literary prizes, he felt no pressure to follow it up with more of the same. 1,017 more words


5 Possible Republican Candidates for Governor in 2017

Though the next gubernatorial election is still two years away, there has already been significant talk of who will run. On the Democratic side, there are several candidates—Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Former Ambassador Phil Murphy and Senate President Sweeney among them—who seem to be lining themselves up to vie for the position. 740 more words

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The Girl by any other pen

David Lagercrantz wrote The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, in secret, on a computer disconnected from the web. 954 more words


‘We did a lot ourselves’: Debut novel doesn’t shy from the war atrocities committed by the Vietnamese

Mike Doherty: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, aims to do what no other Vietnam War book or movie has done before — excoriate everyone


Viet Thanh Nguyen offers no sympathy in debut novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, aims to do what no other Vietnam War book or movie has done before. American artists, he says, address the Vietnamese through their self-absorbed perception; Vietnamese Americans avoid confrontation because they feel a debt to American culture; and in Vietnam, refugees are dismissed as traitors. 903 more words


DiMaio offers a measured version of Doherty's criticism on Bridgegate

State Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) is not the only Republican in the legislature who says Bridgegate began with Gov. Chris Christie.

Offering a tempered version of the… 617 more words

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Found in Translation: David Vann is Big in France

During the 12 years it took David Vann to get his first work of fiction published, he resorted to a life of romantic misadventure, running an ill-fated chartered sailing business that found him fending off pirates, freak storms and drug smugglers. 1,118 more words