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'Graphic Novels: A Personal Introduction' by Charlotte Simpson

Now translated and published after her more recent Touch, is Adania Shibli's first novel. Read an excerpt of it here!

"I like change, you go first!" Awards and Gender: Where Do We Stand Now

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Reviews
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DEATHLESS
Catherynne M. Valente

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many classical music composers, especially from Eastern European countries, incorporated the folk tunes of their native countries into their symphonies—in fact, some of these composers…
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Reviewed by Tim Jones
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NEXT STOP: SEJER ISLAND
Andrea Heiberg

In Next Stop: Sejer Island, Andrea Heiberg has assembled an endearing cast of characters engaged in the everyday life of their small Danish island. There are eight short stories in this slim volume…
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Reviewed by Maggie Oldendorf
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THE LEPER COMPOUND
Paula Nangle

In The Leper Compound, Paula Nangle draws from her childhood spent in southern Africa and her experiences as a psychiatric nurse to craft this insightful debut novel about pre- and postcolonial Zimbabwe and South Africa. The story traces a European girl's…
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Reviewed by Darryl Morris
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SARAH THORNHILL
Kate Grenville

Sarah Thornhill is the sequel to Grenville's widely-acclaimed novel The Secret River, which told the story of freed convict William Thornhill making a home on the Hawkesbury River in the newly- settled colony of Australia….
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Reviewed by Amanda Meale


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Read an excerpt from this Lebanese author's new novel.
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