Apr 22, 2011 @ 9:00:00 am
Christopher Hitchens on Philip Larkin, the "impossible man.”
In The Guardian Elif Batuman writes about a recent trip to New York, in which she attends the NBCC award ceremony, hangs out with Jonathan Franzen, and reflects on life as a newly-minted bestselling author: “I noticed a while ago that many writers of my acquaintance tended to leave the country after a successful first book. I didn't understand this at first, but now I do. Moving abroad lets you keep, in some degree, an aesthetics of bewilderment.”
Penguin art director Paul Buckley discusses seventy-five years of great cover art.
This weekend, McNally Jackson Books hosts two international Spanish language literature events: Tonight, editor Ilan Stavans will lead a multilingual reading of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, featuring
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