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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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MISSING MATISSE
Jan Rehner

Switching between the worlds of France before and during the Second World War and present day Canada and France, Missing Matisse is a gripping, whirlwind-like novel about a lost Matisse painting.
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Reviewed by Ceri Evans
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IN RED
Magdalena Tulli
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston

Magdalena Tulli's In Red (W czerwieni 1998) uncovers the pattern of life in the Polish town of Stitchings: it is a pattern that recurs three times within the first half of the twentieth century.
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Reviewed by Jane A. Jones
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PRIVATE PROPERTY
Paule Constant
Translated from the French by France Grenaudier-Klijn and Margot Miller

Tiffany Murano is an outsider. Her parents, French expats in Africa, have sent her to an all-girls boarding school in France. The Catholic boarding school, the Convent of the Slaughterhouse Ladies, is a place devoid of love; Tiffany does not fit in with the other girls…
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Reviewed by Caitlin Fehir
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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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Read an excerpt from this Lebanese author's new novel.
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