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Lit Crawl Event Tonight 10/22, With Flaunt Magazine

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Come join LARB and Flaunt Magazine tonight at Lit Crawl. Event info is in the poster above. There will be readings from a series of pieces on palm trees – a collaboration we did with Flaunt this summer. You can read the pieces here, but be sure to come out to the event tonight as […]


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Tom’s Book Club: Sunday Newsletter

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David Grand’s latest novel, Mount Terminus, was 10 years in the making. This is and isn’t unusual. James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist was 13 years from start to publication, Ulysses six years, Finnegans Wake took 17 — three novels and a collection of short stories over 33 years. William Dean Howells, on the other […]

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Man Booker Prize Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, announced today as the 2014 winner of the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This was the first year American writers were allowed to be nominated for the prize: Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler were the only Americans to make the shortlist (consisting of […]

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Malala Yousafzai Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Today it was announced that Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi of India have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.  We published a review of Yousafzai’s book, I Am Malala, a little less than a year ago, in November 2013. We read it again after we heard she had been awarded the peace prize, […]


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Remembering Derrida: A Forum

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Ten years ago, on October 9, 2004, the philosopher Jacques Derrida passed away. To mark this occasion and inquire into the legacy of Derrida’s thought today, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory genre section is featuring five short texts by Peggy Kamuf, Gil Anidjar, Elisabeth Weber, Michael Marder, and Luce Irigaray that cover aspects of Derrida’s thought ranging from […]

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Introduction to Young Adult Week, From YA Editor Cecil Castellucci

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Photo: Cecil Castellucci, our Young Adult Fiction Editor.  School’s started. In just a few hours (10:29 p.m. EDT) it will officially be fall. Right about now classrooms across the world are settling into their routine. Students have figured out where their second- period class is. Which teachers they love and hate. Who they are going […]

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Syria: Then and Now, Threatened Architecture

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Today’s post concerns the current triptych image on our main site, by photographer Peter Aaron. The photo is part of a series, described below.  In 2009, internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Peter Aaron visited Syria and during the course of several weeks recorded much of the country’s incomparable architectural and archaeological heritage. From Hellenistic and Roman ruins […]