Thursday, April 03, 2014

Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014


Author photo for catalogue CREDIT Linda Girvin

We are deeply saddened by the news of Peter Matthiessen's death.The award-winning author of more than thirty books, world-renowned naturalist, explorer, Buddhist teacher, and political activist, died at 5:15 PM on Saturday April 5, 2014 after an illness of some months. He was eighty-six years old. Read the NYT obituary here and a recent New York Times Magazine profile here. Matthiessen's last and latest book is In Paradise.

(Author photo (c) Linda Girvin)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Good Lord Bird is coming to the big screen!

Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith are slated to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling National Book Award winner THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride. McBride will co-produce. Read more about the forthcoming project at Deadline Hollywood.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Leah Hager Cohen's No Book But the World Debuts to a Rave 4-Star People Review

Only just on sale, and already No Book But the World is garnering rave reviews. People says in a 4-star review: "Cohen demonstrates a masterful talent, creating richly drawn characters and settings and supplying a satisfyingly shocking yet believable denouement."

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Masha Gessen takes on Vladimir Putin in the LA Times

Masha Gessen, author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin writes: "Is Putin insane, is he Hitler, or is he both? He is none of those things. In fact, he may be unlike any politician the world has known."

Read the full piece here.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Khaled Hosseini hits the road and travels across the US for And the Mountains Echoed

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi (c) Piotr Cieplak

Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.


Author photo by Piotr Cieplak

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