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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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THE COCAINE SALESMAN
Conny Braam
Translated from the Dutch by Jonathan Reeder

The literary landscape of World War I is so rich that it is easy to assume that there is little new left to say. However, The Cocaine Salesman's unique perspective on the conflict and its aftermath gives a startlingly fresh view on a dark period in European history.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes
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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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THE GOOD MUSLIM
Tahmima Anam

This brilliant novel about the Bangladeshi independence movement, its aftermath, and the subsequent Islamic movement is one of my ten favorite novels of 2011.
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Reviewed by Darryl Morris
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THE SNOW CHILD
Eowyn Ivey

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel is stunning. She has created a small world within the wilds of her native Alaska and peopled it with characters that feel as real as the neighbors next door. Full of the everyday drama of the human experience, the story of …
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Reviewed by Lisa Sanders


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