Nov 30, 2012 @ 12:00:00 am
New Yorkers: the first meeting of the Public TransLit Book Club will be held on Dec. 11 at the Lolita Bar on Broome Street. And what’s the TransLit club? It’s a mass-commuter reading group (a variation of Seattle’s Books on the Bus Club) in which participating straphangers read designated books. The inaugural book will be Andy Greenberg’s book on WikiLeaks, This Machine Kills Secrets.
Kevin Powers has won the Guardian’s first-book award for Yellow Birds, his novel about a gunner in Iraq. Powers spent two years serving with the army in Iraq, and took the title of his novel from a marching song he learned there: "A yellow bird / With a yellow bill / Was perched upon/ my windowsill / I lured him in / With a piece of bread / And then I smashed / His fucking head."
At the New York Review of Books, Gabriel Winslow-Yost
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