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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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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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THE HIGHEST FRONTIER
Joan Slonczewski

If you are a fan of the science in science fiction, then you will love this new book by award winning author Joan Slonczewski. From biology and chemistry to politics and theology, she has used scientific principles to build a world that is not only believable, but also quite compelling.
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Reviewed by Judy Lim
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SEND ME WORK: STORIES
Katherine Karlin

You know you're not sexist. Far from it. But when you hear that Katherine Karlin's short story collection Send Me Work is about women at work, you imagine secretaries dealing with male bosses, encountering romance with coworkers, perhaps a woman lawyer or doctor, but for sure all of them wearing heels. Why don't you think of women working in coveralls and boots…
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Reviewed by Kathleen Ambrogi
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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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Read an excerpt from this Lebanese author's new novel.
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