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[Book Forum] VIDEO: Asian-American Literature Today: Kundiman Spotlight

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Said to seek
It's part of a spike

[The Millions] Exclusive First Look: Nicole Krauss’s ‘Forest Dark’
Nicole Krauss is back with her first novel in seven years. Forest Dark “interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals — an older lawyer and a young novelist — whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.” The cover of Krauss’s new

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Destroying the American experiment
Every bizarre Trump eruption is a rehearsal for when it really matters

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Hyperventilating over Obamacare
Why repeal and replace is going so badly

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Rethinking the war on terrorism
We can kill terrorism with kindness

[The Millions] Laird Hunt Grapples with the Past: The Millions Interview
1. I read a lot, and so do you.  We read books, and we read about books.  Still, with surprising frequency, a writer comes across your screen, and you’re surprised you’ve never encountered his or her name or work previously. This was the case for me with Laird Hunt, whose seventh novel, The

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: All You Need Is Lovecraft
Paul La Farge imagines the life of a cult horror writer

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Look at Trump's staffing
The worst boss in America

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Dan Rather announces book of essays; Masha Gessen will give lecture at PEN World Voices
Masha Gessen will deliver this year’s Arthur Miller Lecture at the PEN World Voices Festival, which will be followed by a conversation between the journalist and Samantha Bee. The event will be held on May 7 at Cooper Union in New York. Dan Rather will publish a book of essays. Spurred by his

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Thinking on immigration
America's idea if illegal immigration doesn't always match reality

[The Millions] This Land Press
This Land Press, which launched in 2010 as a project to “bring literary journalism to Middle America,” will suspend publication of its magazine this spring, and there are no immediate plans for future publication. The post This Land Press appeared first on The Millions.

[Book Forum] VIDEO: The Art of Philosophy by Susanna Berger

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: No idea
Proposed replacement

[The Millions] Another Shade of Darkness: The Life and Work of Beryl Bainbridge
We have a framed photographic print on our wall, bought some 25 years ago in London, of three people at a table littered with luncheon dishes in the middle of a tree-lined allée. The man on the right, tilted comfortably back in his chair, wears a dashing hat and puffs on a cigarette. The woman

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The Russia story is a minefield
How will national security institutions survive their war with Trump?

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump's green assault
Three ways new EPA head Scott Pruitt will dismantle environmental protection

[Salon Books] Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor
(Credit: AP/Andrew Harnik/Rick Bowmer/Harper) When Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves Tuesday to defend his party’s flailing Affordable Care Act replacement plan, he told CNN, “Americans have choices … so, maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just

[The Millions] North Star
Where did George Orwell come around to socialism? Try the north of England. In a piece in Prospect Magazine, Stephen Ingle recounts the author’s journey through industrial Britain. The post North Star appeared first on The Millions.

[The Millions] The Author Is Not the Author
Recommended Reading: Albert Mobilio on Paul La Farge’s new novel, The Night Ocean.  The post The Author Is Not the Author appeared first on The Millions.

[The Millions] A Fatal Continuity
“I don’t know what wave feminism we are in now. Fourth? Fifth? But Ms. Attenberg, it depresses me to no end that the gritty, credible, less kissed-by-God heroine of your book, Andrea Bern, a single, childless, 39-year-old straight woman, a character created almost 50 years after Mary

[The Millions] Comfort Food: The Importance of Reading Aloud as Adults
1. When I was in the third grade, my neighbor, Mrs. Cris — a 60-year-old woman with grown children — invited me and two other girls to form a weekly reading club. On Wednesdays, Mrs. Cris would serve us buttery Danish cookies, and juice in fancy punch glasses. We would sit on the floor

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: Animal Rescue by Antony Dunn
It is not the moths, newts, sheep or spiders that are most in need of rescue in this elegant and wry poemAnimal RescueTo say nothing of all the moths and waspsI’ve been opening windows for; Continue reading...

[The Millions] Get Bent, Collier County.
The MFA program at Florida Atlantic University launched Swamp Ape Review, a new national online literary journal. For their first print issue, which is set to publish next year, they’re accepting submissions from writers in South Florida, such as Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Practicing for nuclear war
Worst-case scenario for what Trump might do with all that "access to the nuclear codes"

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Isabel Allende to publish new novel; Brit Bennett’s “The Mothers” gets film adaptation
Isabel Allende is working on a new novel. The book tells the story of a car accident in Brooklyn that becomes “the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story.” In the Midst of Winter will be published by Atria next fall. Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, will be made into a film.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump's dictator
Donald Trump isn't the only villain; the Republican Party shares the blame

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: When tech takes control of evolution
Are we masters of technology or has it mastered us?

[Guardian Books Blog] Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of themAre you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and suggestions blogsWelcome to this week’s blog,

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Nothing to do
Tit-for-tat over rally

[Book Forum] VIDEO: George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo

[The Millions] Poetry in Motion
“Running, friends, is boring,” to tweak a line from John Berryman’s The Dream Songs. I’ve been boring myself — that is, running regularly — for more than 20 years now, competitively, then somewhat competitively, then by-no-stretch-of-the-imagination competitively. It’s a

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Presidential corruption matters
Trump's Mar-a-Lago is heaven for spies

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The end of the idea of North America
President Trump's ill-conceived plan to fortify the entire U.S.-Mexico border

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Wait until the GOP repeals Obamacare
The "American Health Care Act" is a wealth grab, not a health plan

[Guardian Books Blog] Brexit is big at 2017 London book fair – but it’s Poland’s year to shine
Olga Tokarczuk, AM Bakalar, Wioletta Greg are among the lineup of visiting writers in a year of talks focusing on change in Europe The potential effects of Brexit and the rightward turn in European politics are set to loom large at next week’s London book fair, but they haven’t dented the

[The Millions] Elif Batuman Has Learned Nothing at All: On ‘The Idiot’
In the preface of his faux-memoir novel Moonglow, Michael Chabon warns the reader: “I have stuck to facts except where facts refused to conform with memory, narrative purpose, or the truth as I prefer to understand it.” The world he creates in his novel — with a narrator so like the

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Batuman; Magariel; Weldon; Tharoor; Kunzru
Out this week: The Idiot by Elif Batuman; One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel; Before the War by Fay Weldon; Swimmer Among the Stars by Kanishk Tharoor; and White Tears by Hari Kunzru. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview. The post Tuesday New

[Book Forum] IN PRINT: Home Is Where the Art Is
Rachel Cusk finds inspiration in domestic crisis

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Popular with white supremacists
Steve King is a virulent racist, why be surprised? He represents the current Republican Party perfectly

[Guardian Books Blog] 'Benedict numen my arse': Earthly Powers is a comedic tour de force
Anthony Burgess repeatedly blasts the fourth wall and builds it again, in this very clever book about a very clever – and ridiculous – authorGo on, let’s have the memorable opening of Earthly Powers again:It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Marx's train
What can Karl Marx tell us about comparing Donald Trump to Roman emperors?

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Marilynne Robinson announces new essay collection; Andrew Marantz on Trump’s press trolls
Marilynne Robinson will publish an essay collection with Virago. What Are We Doing Here? aims to figure out “how America should talk about itself now,” and will be published in 2018. Pam Colloff is leaving Texas Monthly for a joint position at the New York Times and ProPublica. Colloff will stay

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The coming Democratic majority
The Left is killing itself with pessimism

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Tempting fate
Is this time different?

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Monday Conversation and reading with Zadie Smith

[The Millions] You Can’t Go Wrong With Heart: The Millions Interviews Jami Attenberg
I’d been hearing about Jami Attenberg’s latest novel, All Grown Up, long before it went on sale. Early readers loved it, and their praise produced a kind of roar across the Internet, one full of joy and ferocity. People were grateful for this story and this character: Andrea Bern, a

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The post-truth society
How does Donald Trump think his war on the press will end?

[Guardian Books Blog] London book fair: new Peter Carey and Benedict Cumberbatch snaps up Matt Haig
First day of the annual trade fair sees British actor option unpublished Haig novel and a new book from Peter CareyBook deals are flying thick and fast at the annual London book fair, as swarms of publishers descend on west London to snap up the starriest names and fresh-faced debuts on offer. Here

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Constructions of gender
Is it "policing speech" to insist on gender-neutral pronouns?

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