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