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  • The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading.
  • For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times
    In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you. Sure, factual...

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise": My...

    100 books for holiday gift-giving

    "Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things. This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....

    In which J.K. Rowling gets her David Foster Wallace on

    J.K. Rowling and David Foster Wallace haven't got much in common. Wallace wrote complex, challenging novels, topped off by the footnote-thick "Infinite Jest." Rowling created Harry Potter, the boy wizard star of mega-bestselling books for kids. But...