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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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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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BYE BYE BABYLON: BEIRUT 1975-1979
Lamia Ziadé

Lamia Ziadé's Bye Bye Babylon, an illustrated memoir, takes us back to the spring of 1975, on a day when her family returned from a lunch in the country to find that in the space of a few hours a civil war had begun.
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Reviewed by Charlotte Simpson
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NINE OF RUSSIA'S FOREMOST WOMAN WRITERS
Edited by GLAS
Translated from the Russian

If this anthology of recent writing by these nine Russian authors has a theme, it's the variety of approaches a modern writer can take. No use wishing for a different title than the simple one chosen by the editors; the stories are as various as Russia.
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Reviewed by Michael Matthew
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WINTER SONATA
Dorothy Edwards

Dorothy Edwards apparently gave Winter Sonata a musical title because her love of music influenced the structure of the story, but I found myself thinking of the novel as a winter tapestry. Detailed descriptions of colours, patterns …
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Reviewed by Chris Mills


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