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  • 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

    'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories
    Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a sharply ironic look at the intersection of image and reality.
  • Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

    Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'
    It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations,...

    To write and die in L.A.

    To write and die in L.A.
    To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl. Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...

    Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'
    When Anne Rice published "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976, she didn't just launch her own vampire series — her sexy tragic vampire antiheroes launched an entirely new genre. The phrase paranormal romance "didn't exist when I wrote the...

    Do book prizes matter? One saved Richard Flanagan from the mines

    Do book prizes matter? One saved Richard Flanagan from the mines
    Amid the galas, the wagers, and the lists both short and long, some sceptics ask if book prizes really matter. Do all the fuss and bother actually reach new readers? Can it move the needle in book sales? With Richard Flanagan, it has in spades....