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On the “Rediscovery” of Novelist John Williams

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The Los Angeles Review of Books looks at the rediscovery of the novelist John Williams, whose “Stoner” has become a surprise global bestseller.

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National Readathon Day on January 24th!

National Readathon Day

National Readathon Day encourages readers to sit with a book on Saturday, January 24th to help raise money for literacy efforts in the United States.

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Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez Wins $250k Carlos Fuentes Prize

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Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

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The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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On Discovering Essential, Modern Mexican Literature

Anna Kelly is an editor at Hamish Hamilton in the UK

Anna Kelly, an editor at Hamish Hamilton, reflects on her discoveries in Mexican literature during a recent trip to Mexico sponsored by the British Council.

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Haruki Murakami Receives Welt Literature Prize

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is the first Japanese author to win the Welt Literature Prize of 10,000 euros. Join our reading group to discuss Murakami’s literary works.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou

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Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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Meet The Editor: Aleksi Pöyry of Granta Finland

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Granta Finland launched a new issue at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair: Best of Young Finnish Novelists, published by Otava. We talk with editor Aleksi Pöyry about it.

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World Literature Today: 25 Novels That Inspired the World

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World Literature Today asked 25 writers to nominate the one book that had the most influence on their writing or way of seeing the world.

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Russia’s Glas Gives Up Publishing: What Happened?

Natasha Perova

Glas, a Russian publisher of contemporary fiction, recently suspended operations due to struggling book sales and changing literary tastes.

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