Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world

Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world

Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world Jul 01 2024 Ismail Kadare, the Albanian novelist and poet who single-handedly wrote his isolated Balkan homeland onto the map... Read more »
Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world

Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world

Ismail Kadare, 88, dies; His novels brought Albania’s plight to the world Jul 01 2024 Ismail Kadare, the Albanian novelist and poet who single-handedly wrote his isolated Balkan homeland onto the map... Read more »
Six ‘bold and playful’ novels shortlisted for Waterstones debut fiction prize | Books

Six ‘bold and playful’ novels shortlisted for Waterstones debut fiction prize | Books

Six “bold and playful” novels, including The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley and Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K Reilly, have been shortlisted for the Waterstones debut fiction prize. Now in... Read more »
It’s Not Only Human Stories Worth Telling: Sigrid Nunez’s Animal Novels

It’s Not Only Human Stories Worth Telling: Sigrid Nunez’s Animal Novels

After several uncertain weeks this fall, my cat died. Her little life was bracketed by two crises that she was not aware of. I adopted her—a sleek, shy gray adolescent—at the beginning... Read more »
CJ Sansom, author of the Shardlake novels, dies aged 71 | Books

CJ Sansom, author of the Shardlake novels, dies aged 71 | Books

CJ Sansom, the bestselling author of Dissolution, Winter in Madrid and Dominion has died aged 71, having been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer that affects bone marrow, in 2012. His... Read more »
Six ‘bold and playful’ novels shortlisted for Waterstones debut fiction prize | Books

Sad girl novels: the dubious branding of women’s emotive fiction | Books

What do we mean when we say a novel is a “sad girl novel”? I could list a dozen popular novels published over the last few years that have had this term... Read more »
When the World Goes Quiet

When the World Goes Quiet

The narrator of Eliza Barry Callahan’s “The Hearing Test” is an artist in her late twenties named Eliza who lives in New York City. She wakes up one morning in August with... Read more »
Kelly Link Is Committed to the Fantastic

Kelly Link Is Committed to the Fantastic

In “The Book of Love,” a début novel from the short-story writer Kelly Link, three teen-agers find themselves in their music teacher’s classroom in the middle of the night. They are wearing... Read more »
Six ‘bold and playful’ novels shortlisted for Waterstones debut fiction prize | Books

“Martyr!” Plays Its Subject for Laughs but Is Also Deadly Serious

A novel with the title “Martyr!” arrives on the scene preloaded and explosive. The word is fraught, even more so now than when the book’s author, the Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar,... Read more »
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