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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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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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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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FANTASTIC WOMEN: 18 TALES OF THE SURREAL AND THE SUBLIME FROM TIN HOUSE
Edited by Rob Spillman

This ambitious anthology from the publishers of Tin House magazine brings together a collection of unusual stories from some of the most imaginative women writing in the United States today.
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Reviewed by Joyce Nickel
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LONELY WOMAN
Takako Takahashi
Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori

Lonely Woman is a beautiful but bleak collection of five interwoven stories, each focusing on a different woman living in urban Tokyo. It is a breathtaking look at loneliness and isolation, and the fate of women in a society that chooses to ignore their individuality.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes


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