Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thank you, Juan-Bautista

Mohsin Hamid’s intriguing 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, arises from the changes in global politics and sensibility following the attacks of 9/11.  He arrives in America from Pakistan to study at Princeton, becoming fixated with the troubled Erica and taking … Continue reading

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Truth is stranger than fiction, and vice versa

As in several novels from the past decade, books play an important role in Adam Langer’s The Thieves of Manhattan. In this 2010 view of writing and publishing in New York, some books are fiction and some are non-fiction, but all … Continue reading

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What’s in it for writers (and publishers) at Mold-on-Wold?

At a time when the Society of Authors and various big name writers are campaigning to get fees for those who perform at literary festivals in the UK, it’s interesting to read Mark McCrum’s Fest. Set at the Mold-on-Wold Literary … Continue reading

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