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PEN World Voices Audio

Audio from the recent PEN World Voices Festival is now available online... April 24 | Green Thoughts: Writers on the Environment: A reading with Billy Collins, Jonathan Franzen, Moses Isegawa, Pico Iyer, Geert Mak, Marilynne Robinson, Roxana Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, Janne Teller, Colson Whitehead. April 25 | Town Hall Readings: Writing Home: With …

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Thursday Roundup: McCann, Pamuk, and Saving Atlanta’s Book Review

Birnbaum and Colum McCann sat in a ragtop by the Charles River and talked about McCann's new book, Zoli. McCann said: "The older you get and the more you get into writing, it's really interesting how terrifying each new novel becomes." 'Protect Atlanta's Book Review': The city of Atlanta wants a robust, reader-friendly, intelligent book …

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Odds and Ends

ComeBack by Claire and Mia Fontaine, whom I interviewed last year, is out on paperback and is the Target Bookmarked Club Pick for Winter 2007. Though it's been blogged about many times and many ways, Miranda July has the coolest book site ever. Also not exactly a secret: Lethem has a new novel, You Don't …

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Book Rate Digested Book Reviews: January/February 2004

A digested book "review": cheap shots, glib commentary, shameless advocacy of insidious ideology of social and economic justice and idiosyncratic and totally arbitrary choices of books that come our way via our gallant and steadfast UPS drivers and other routes. Also, this is for 1) people who don't want to shell out two hundred dollars …

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