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Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel

5 hours 31 min ago

Martin Amis' latest novel, which takes place in Auschwitz, has already stirred up controversy in Europe according to the New York Times. But reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it the triumph of Amis' career.

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MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument

6 hours 57 min ago

Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal."

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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

9 hours 51 min ago

John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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Book News: A Q&A With Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist And MacArthur Winner

14 hours 56 min ago

Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.

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'Broken Monsters' Hits Horror Out Of The Park

16 hours 31 min ago

We're hard to shock these days, but reviewer Michael Schaub says Lauren Beukes' new novel, Broken Monsters, is flawlessly tense and scary in its tale of a terrible murder in Detroit.

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

19 hours 21 min ago

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

September 16, 2014 - 12:42pm

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

September 16, 2014 - 12:11pm

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.

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Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep'

September 16, 2014 - 12:11pm

Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.

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13 Days Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

September 16, 2014 - 10:23am

Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

September 16, 2014 - 4:39am

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.

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The Monstrous And The Beautiful Dance In 'White Van'

September 16, 2014 - 3:03am

Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

September 16, 2014 - 1:16am

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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Book Review: 'The Moor's Account'

September 15, 2014 - 12:22pm

In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.

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Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

September 15, 2014 - 3:38am

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.

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