Posted by Mieke Chew, on February 11, 2014

Will Heyward on The Unknown University: "One of the strongest impressions from reading The Unknown University is of how devoted to writing in total obscurity Bolano was, for so long." Read on at The Australian.

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

What does Harold Bloom think of Peter Cole?

Posted by Mieke Chew, on January 21, 2014

"The Invention of Influence, surpasses all previous Cole and confirms his standing as one of the most vital poets of his generation."

That's quite the compliment! Find out what else Harold Bloom has to say at Tablet Magazine.

Related Author: Peter Cole
Related Book: The Invention of Influence

Publishers Weekly Gives The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov a Starred Review

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 30, 2013

Publishers Weekly recently gave The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov a starred review. Read their take here

Related Author: Denise Levertov
Related Book: The Collected Poems Of Denise Levertov

LARB on the Work of César Aira

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 27, 2013

Tomas Hachard — writing for the LARB — goes in depth with all of the work by César Aira that we've translated into English... so far. Read it here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: Shantytown |Varamo |Ghosts |How I Became a Nun |The Literary Conference |The Seamstress and the Wind |An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter |The Hare

The New York Times on Emily Dickinson

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 23, 2013

The New York Times' Jennifer Schuessler discusses Emily Dickinson and her archived work. Read it here

Related Author: Emily Dickinson
Related Book: The Gorgeous Nothings

The Millions on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 18, 2013

Stephanie Newman at The Millions offers high praise in a review of László Krasznahorkai's latest, Seiobo There Below. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

Slate Excerpts The Gorgeous Nothings

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 18, 2013

Slate's history blog — The Vault — shares some of the Dickinson's poems from The Gorgeous Nothings. Read it here

Related Author: Emily Dickinson
Related Book: The Gorgeous Nothings

The Daily Beast on Hawthorn & Child

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 17, 2013

The Daily Beast's Andrew Fox discusses new Irish fiction, including Keith Ridgway's Hawthorn & Child. Read it here

Related Author: Keith Ridgway
Related Book: Hawthorn & Child

Interview with Anne Carson and Robert Currie in Asymptote

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 17, 2013

The October 2013 issue of Asymptote features an interview with Anne Carson and her partner and collaborator, Robert Currie. Read it here.

Related Author: Anne Carson
Related Book: Nox |Antigonick

The Coffin Factory Praises Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 14, 2013

Concluding with the proclamation that "This book is magnificent and will outlive interpretation," The Coffin Factory reviews Krasznahorkai's Seiobo There Below. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

A Preview of Dickinson's Envelope Poems at Bookforum

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 10, 2013

Our friends at Bookforum preview The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems. Have a look here, and then pre-order here

Related Author: Emily Dickinson
Related Book: The Gorgeous Nothings

Collected Works Bookstore Inverviews Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 10, 2013

In conjunction with a reading she gave at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, the store interviewed poet Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Read it here

Related Author: Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Related Book: Hello, the Roses

The New Criterion on The Gorgeous Nothings

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 7, 2013

In their weekly "Critic's Notebook" column, The New Criterion previews Dickinson's The Gorgeous Nothings. Read their take here

Related Author: Emily Dickinson
Related Book: The Gorgeous Nothings

The City Lights Blog on Lispector's Selected Cronicas

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 3, 2013

Writing as part of the City Lights blog's "Required Reading" series, author Elaine Kahn recommends Clarice Lispector's Selected Cronicas. Her take on them is here.  

Related Author: Clarice Lispector
Related Book: Selected Cronicas

Numéro Cinq on All Things Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 1, 2013

Tom Faure, writing for Numéro Cinqdiscusses Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature and Borges at Eighty: Conversations in relation to his written work. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges |Katherine Silver
Related Book: Professor Borges |Borges at Eighty |Labyrinths

Numéro Cinq on Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on October 1, 2013

Numéro Cinq's Benjamin Woodard examines the subtle and not-so-subtle twists in Astragal. Read it here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin
Related Book: Astragal

NPR on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 25, 2013

NPR Books examines "a vision of painstaking beauty" in a review of Seiobo There Below. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

The Paris Review on Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 24, 2013

Alice Bolin looks back at Spark's The Driver's Seat for The Paris Review. Read it here.

Related Author: Muriel Spark

The Daily Beast on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 23, 2013

The Daily Beast — saying the book "flowers like an artichoke" — reviews Seiobo There Below. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

Susan Bernofsky Interviews Gregory Rabassa

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 19, 2013

Two translators together: Susan Bernofsky sat down for a discussion with none other than Gregory Rabassa for The Rumpus. Read it here.

Related Author: Gregory Rabassa |Susan Bernofsky
Related Book: If This Be Treason |62: A Model Kit |Microscripts

Three Guys One Book on Morphine

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 10, 2013

The Three Guys One Book blog praises Mikhail Bulgakov's novella Morphine. Read it here

Related Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Related Book: Morphine

New York Daily News on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 5, 2013

Evoking comparisons to Melville, Joyce, and Faulkner, Seiobo There Below is reviewed in the New York Daily News. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

Numéro Cinq on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 5, 2013

Numéro Cinq offers an appropriately meditative review of Seiobo There Below. Read it here.  

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

Xi Chuan and Lucas Klein at Harvard's Reading Room

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 4, 2013

Thanks to Harvard's Reading Room, you can listen to poet Xi Chuan and translator Lucas Klein, who were at the center back in March. The entire program is here

Related Author: Xi Chuan |Lucas Klein
Related Book: Notes on the Mosquito

Columbia Journal on A Musical Hell

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 3, 2013

Columbia Journal reviews Yvette Siegert's translation of Alejandra Pizarnik's A Musical Hell. Read it here

Related Author: Alejandra Pizarnik |Yvette Siegert
Related Book: A Musical Hell

The Quarterly Conversation on Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 2, 2013

Writing for The Quarterly Conversation, Andrea Scrima discusses the complexity and resulting beauty of Seiobo There Below in a thoughtful essay. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

The Quarterly Conversation on Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on September 2, 2013

Morten Høi Jensen discusses Borges asprofessor (and voracious reader) in a thoughtful essay. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

The New York Times Book Review on The Sinistra Zone

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 30, 2013

Alison McCulloch unravels the novel's mysterious plot in her "Fiction Chronicle." Read it here.  

Related Author: Ádám Bodor
Related Book: The Sinistra Zone

New York Daily News reviews Professor Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 27, 2013

Calling Borges an "excellent storyteller," the New York Daily News review Professor Borges. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

The Rumpus on Professor Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 26, 2013

Writing for The Rumpus, Will Glovinsky offers a thorough review of Professor Borges. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

The Salon on Borges's Politics

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 25, 2013

Salon offers a thoughtful piece on the perception that Borges was apolitical... and disagrees. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges |Borges at Eighty

Robyn Creswell on Sonallah Ibrahim for The New Yorker

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 20, 2013

Translator Robyn Creswell, writing for The New Yorker, calls Ibrahim "Egypt's oracular novelist." Read it here

Related Author: Sonallah Ibrahim
Related Book: That Smell & Notes from Prison

What It's Like to Take a Class Taught by Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 9, 2013

Professor Borges translator Katherine Silver put together an excerpt that shows what Borges thought about some of English literature's greatest writers for Publisher's Weekly. Read it here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

Listen to Sonallah Ibrahim on NPR

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 7, 2013

Sonallah Ibrahim was on NPR recently to discuss the cultural impact of the revolution in Egypt. Listen here

Related Author: Sonallah Ibrahim
Related Book: That Smell & Notes from Prison

The Observer on The Hare

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 6, 2013

The Observer's Micheal H. Miller review's Aira's The Hare. Read it here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: The Hare

Harper's offers n Excerpt from Seiobo There Below

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 1, 2013

In advance of the September publication of Seiobo There Below, by László Krasznahorkai, Harper's has published an excerpt. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

The Los Angeles Times on Borges's Legacy beyond his Fiction

Posted by Tom Roberge, on August 1, 2013

Addressing the appeal to Borges's 1967 lectures on English literaure — gathered in Professor BorgesHector Tobar says that, "each talk offers a taste of Borges’ unique voice, at once erudite and filled with a sense of wonder." Read the article here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

The New Yorker Discusses Borges's Lectures and Interviews

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 30, 2013

Following the publication of two new books — Professor Borges and Borges at EightyThe New Yorker analyzes the subtle and not-so-subtle meanings of what Borges said about his and others' writing. Read it here.  

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges |Borges at Eighty

Full Stop Reviews Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 30, 2013

Comparing it to everything from On the Road to Breathless, Full Stop weighs in on the cultural importance of Sarrazin's novel Astragal. Read the article here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

Publisher's Weekly on Professor Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 26, 2013

Publisher's Weekly includes Professor Borges in its "Best of the Week" column. Read their review here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

The New York Review of Books on Beirut and Jaber's novel The Mehlis Report

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 20, 2013

Robyn Creswell offers a knowning, thoughtful take on Rabee Jaber's The Mehlis Report. Read it here

Related Author: Rabee Jaber
Related Book: The Mehlis Report

The Globe & Mail on Professor Borges

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 19, 2013

Among other things, Michael Hingston says that the book captures his "panoramic passion and erudition." Read the full review here

Related Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Related Book: Professor Borges

Anne Carson on KCRW's 'The Bookworm'

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 18, 2013

Poet Anne Carson recently spoke to Michael Silverblatt on his "Bookworm" program. Listen here

Related Author: Anne Carson
Related Book: Antigonick |Nox

Interview with George Szirtes

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 16, 2013

The Budapest Times recently interviewed translator George Szirtes, winner of the 2013 Best Translated Book Award for his astonishing work on Satantango. Read it here

Related Author: George Szirtes |László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Satantango

The Daily Beast on The Hare

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 15, 2013

In its weekly "Hot Reads" column, The Daily Beast champions Aira's The Hare. Read it here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: The Hare

The Brooklyn Rail Looks at Sarrazin's Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 15, 2013

In a piece entitled "The Prisoner's Journal", Sara Freeman discusses the relationship between the novel's heroine and the its author. Read it here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

The Los Angeles Times on The Unknown University

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 12, 2013

Calling it "a book that illuminates the personal struggle behind one of the great literary careers of our times," Hector Tobar discusses Bolaño's The Unknown University. Read the full review here.  

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

The Nervous Breakdown on The Unknown University

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 11, 2013

Critic J.P. Smith says that the collection  "gives us the world as he knows it — the flash of a blade, the cruel betrayal of a woman, the underbelly (figurative and literal) of the public baths." Read it here.  

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

PopMatters on Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 11, 2013

Calling the heroine a "fierce fictional presence," PopMatters reviews Sarrazin's 1965 novel Astragal. Read the full review here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

A Short Piece by László Krasznahorkai in Asymptote

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 10, 2013

Entitled "I Don't Need Anything from Here," Krasznahorkai contributes a short but powerful piece in the magazine's latest issue. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Seiobo There Below

The New York Times on
The Unknown University

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 10, 2013

In his review of Bolaño's collected poetry, Dwight Garner says, among other things, "Bolaño was hungry, this book reminds you, for just about everything." Read it here.

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

HTML GIant Discusses Helen Dewitt

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 8, 2013

The title says it all: "A Small Respectful Argument with Helen DeWitt but without Her". Read it here

Related Author: Helen DeWitt
Related Book: Lightning Rods

A Starred Review for The Hare in Publishers Weekly

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 3, 2013

César Aira's latest novel to appear in English — The Hare — earns a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly. Read it here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: The Hare

On Bolaño's Afterlife

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 1, 2013

Three different pieces — in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, and The Independent — discuss the late author's legacy, as seen through an exhibition celebrating his archives. Enjoy.  

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

Alan Cheuse's Review of Aira's latest, The Hare

Posted by Tom Roberge, on July 1, 2013

Appearing on NPR's "All Things Considered", critic Alan Cheuse discusses The Hare. Listen here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: The Hare

The Paris Review loves both Albertine Sarrazin & László Krasznahorkai

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 26, 2013

In their weekly round-up of what they're enjoying, The Paris Review staff highlights two ND authors. Read their takes here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Astragal |Satantango

NPR on The Hare

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 26, 2013

Writing for NPR, Marcela Valdes calls Aira's latest novel a "cowboy chase through the pampas in search of the white rabbit." Read it here

Related Author: César Aira
Related Book: The Hare

The Millions on The Unknown University

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 24, 2013

"The Young Magician, Practicing His Tricks" is the apt title for Jeff Peer's review of Bolaño's collected poetry, The Unknown University. Read it here

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

NYRB reviews Satantango

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 24, 2013

Adam Thirwell, writing for the New York Review of Books, reviews Krasznahorkai's Satantango. Read it here

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Satantango

LARB reviews Ibrahim's That Smell

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 13, 2013

Critic Jeremy Lybarger has written an incredibly well-informed review of Ibrahim's autobiographical That Smell. Read it here

Related Author: Sonallah Ibrahim
Related Book: That Smell & Notes from Prison

The Jewish Book Council on Leonid Tsypkin's work

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 5, 2013

Calling Tyspkin "arguably the most important unsung Jewish writer of the twentieth century," the Jewish Book Council reviews The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works. Read it here

Related Author: Leonid Tsypkin
Related Book: The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works

Bookslut on Sarrazin's Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on June 3, 2013

Bookslut's Madeleine Monson-Rosen offers some cultural context in her review of Astragal

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

Two takes on the Bolaño celebration in Los Angeles

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 17, 2013

Both the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Magazine discuss an event — that featured ND publisher Barbara Epler — titled "The Making of the Great Bolaño: The Man and the Myth."

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

The Quarterly Conversation on Tyspkin's work

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 15, 2013

Colin Torre reviews The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works. Read it here

Related Author: Leonid Tsypkin
Related Book: The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works

In an interview with Salon, Rachel Kushner discusses becoming a "Lispector inspector"

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 15, 2013

Read the captivating interview here, and if you missed the review in question, head over to Bookforum to have a look. 

Related Author: Clarice Lispector
Related Book: The Hour of the Star |The Passion According to G.H. |Água Viva |A Breath of Life |Near to the Wild Heart

Fiction Advocate on Two American Scenes

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 13, 2013

Brian Hurley takes a look at the collaborative effort by Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger. Read it here

Related Author: Lydia Davis |Eliot Weinberger
Related Book: Two American Scenes

The Daily Beast on Ibrahim's That Smell & Notes from Prison

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 9, 2013

Yet another in-depth look at Ibrahim's novel and the context in which it was written, this one at The Daily Beast

Related Author: Sonallah Ibrahim
Related Book: That Smell & Notes from Prison

Patti Smith's Introduction to Astragal on Slate

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 9, 2013

Head over to Slate to read the entirety of Patti Smith's wonderful introduction to Albertine Sarrazin's Asrtagal

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

Editor Michael Barron's Interview with Elaine Lustig

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 9, 2013

ND editor Michael Barron interviewed Elaine Lustig for Bomb's blog. Read it here

Related Author: Alvin Lustig
Related Book: Alvin Lustig for New Directions: 50 Postcards

Bookforum reviews Sarrazin's Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on May 1, 2013

Writing for Bookforum, Elizabeth Schambelan discusses Albertine Sarrazin and her novel Astragal. Read it here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin
Related Book: Astragal

Nathaniel Rich on West's Miss Lonelyhearts

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 29, 2013

Writing for the Daily Beast, novelist Nathaniel Rich says that Miss Lonelyhearts "has never felt more alive than today." Read his entire review here

Related Author: Nathanael West
Related Book: Miss Lonelyhearts

Vogue on punk and Astragal

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 24, 2013

In a piece about books that "relive the punk moment" for Vogue, Megan O'Grady discusses Sarrazin's Astragal. See the whole article here

Related Author: Albertine Sarrazin |Patti Smith
Related Book: Astragal

The New York Observer on Tsypkin's "haunted scraps"

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 24, 2013

Read Dan Duray's take on the last collection of Leonid Tspkin's work here

Related Author: Leonid Tsypkin
Related Book: The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works

Roberto Bolaño in The New Yorker

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 22, 2013

In this week's issue of The New Yorker, you can read an excerpt from The Unknown University entitled "Mexican Manifesto". Enjoy. 

Related Author: Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: The Unknown University

Enrique Vila-Matas Interviewed by BOMB Magazine

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 17, 2013

Lina Meruane interviews Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas in the current issue of BOMB. Read it here

 

Related Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Dublinesque on The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 17, 2013

Congratulations to Enrique Vila-Matas, whose novel Dublinesque is on the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

 

Related Author: Enrique Vila-Matas
Related Book: Dublinesque

Watch Video of César Aira Discussing His Work

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 17, 2013

While in Denmark last August for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Literature Festival, César Aira sat down to discuss his "ideal fairy tale." Watch it here

 

Related Author: César Aira

LARB Unpacks Susan Howe's Sorting Facts

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Rebecca Ariel Porte, in a beautiful essay written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, dicusses Susan Howe's Sorting Facts: Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, addressing Chris Marker's films, as well. Definitely worth a read — here

Related Author: Susan Howe
Related Book: Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker

Bookslut Sits Down with Our New Poetry Pamphlets

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

In one of the most creative reviews we've seen in a while, Bookslut's Lightsey Darst discusses all four collections in the first set of New Directions Poetry Pamphlets. Enjoy it here

 

Related Author: Susan Howe |Eliot Weinberger |Lydia Davis |Bernadette Mayer |Sylvia Legris
Related Book: Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker |The Helens of Troy, New York |Two American Scenes |Pneumatic Antiphonal

NYRB on Sonallah Ibrahim's That Smell & Notes from Prison

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Calling it "breathatkingly subversive" in a review for the New York Review of Books, Yasmine El Rashidi discusses That Smell's English debut. Read it here

 

Related Author: Sonallah Ibrahim
Related Book: That Smell & Notes from Prison

Vol. 1 Brooklyn Discusses the New Tsypkin Collection

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Saying that the reading experience comes with a "sad sweetness," Vol. 1 Brooklyn dives into The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works, a newly translated collection by Leonid Tsypkin. Read it here

 

Related Author: Leonid Tsypkin
Related Book: The Bridge Over the Neroch & Other Works

Bookslut on Our New Edition of Queneau's Exercises in Style

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Writing for Bookslut, Christopher Merkel reviews the 65th anniversary edition of the classic modernist text. Read it here

Related Author: Raymond Queneau
Related Book: Exercises in Style: 65th Anniversary Edition

The Washington Post on Exercises in Style

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Writing for The Washington Post, Scott Esposito reviewed our new edition of Queneau's Exercises in Style. Read it here

Related Author: Raymond Queneau
Related Book: Exercises in Style: 65th Anniversary Edition

Helen DeWitt on Marfa Public Radio

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

In recent episode of Marfa Public Radio's "Talk at Ten", DeWitt read from and discussed Lightning Rods. You can listen to the entire program here

 

Related Author: Helen DeWitt
Related Book: Lightning Rods

Helen DeWitt's Lightning Rods a Finalist for the Wodehouse Prize

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

The finalist shortlist for the annual Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction was recently announced, and Helen DeWitt's Lightning Rods is among them. Congratulations!

Related Author: Helen DeWitt
Related Book: Lightning Rods

The Quarterly Conversation Discusses Walser and Walking

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

In an essay entitled "Walking with Walser", The Quarterly Conversation tackles A Little Ramble and a book by Elfriede Jelinek that was inspired by Walser. 

 

Related Author: Robert Walser
Related Book: A Little Ramble

Luljeta Lleshanaku on The Paris Review Daily

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Poet Luljeta Lleshanaku recently contributed to The Paris Review Daily's "Windows on the World", a series on what writers from around the world see from their windows. Read it here.  

 

Related Author: Luljeta Lleshanaku
Related Book: Child Of Nature |Fresco

The Krasznahorkai / Tarr / Neumann Issue of Music & Literature

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Music & Literature's spring 2013 issue is devoted to László Krasznahorkai, the director Bela Tarr, and the artist Max Neumann. Needless to say, we're fans. Check it out here.

 

Related Author: László Krasznahorkai
Related Book: Satantango |The Melancholy of Resistance

George Oppen & Grief

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

Poetry editor Jeffrey Yang recently spoke to The Atlantic's "By Heart" about George Oppen, grief, and the new collection Time of Greif: Mourning Poems.

 

Related Author: Jeffrey Yang
Related Book: Time of Grief

Jeffrey Yang on the Abyss in Poetry Magazine

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 16, 2013

ND editor and poet, Jeffrey Yang, recently wrote about "the abyss" in Poetry, and of course Bolaño comes up. Read the article here

 

Related Author: Jeffrey Yang |Roberto Bolaño
Related Book: Distant Star |Nazi Literature in the Americas

Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Queneau and Oulipo

Posted by Tom Roberge, on April 9, 2013

Tobias Carroll has a look at two Oulipo book for Vol. 1 Brooklyn, including our new edition of Exercises in Style. Read his review here

Related Author: Raymond Queneau
Related Book: Exercises in Style: 65th Anniversary Edition

Dunya Mikhail on NPR's "Morning Edition"

Posted by Tom Roberge, on March 21, 2013

Click here to list to Mikhail discuss Iraq, poetry, and her journey in a segment called "Revisiting Iraq Through The Eyes Of An Exiled Poet."

 

Related Author: Dunya Mikhail
Related Book: Diary Of A Wave Outside The Sea |The War Works Hard

The Inscrutable Brilliance of Anne Carson

Posted by Tom Roberge, on March 14, 2013

The title of the New York Times Magazine profile by Sam Anderson says it all. Read it here.

 

Related Author: Anne Carson
Related Book: Antigonick |Nox |Glass, Irony, And God

To Do: The Seagull School of Publishing

Posted by Tom Roberge, on March 14, 2013

Seagull's third course — on editing and book design — is accepting applications for this summer's course now. Visit their website for more information.

 

Anne Carson Reads Nox

Posted by New Directions, on February 15, 2013

Watch Anne Carson read from Nox at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art here.

 

Related Author: Anne Carson
Related Book: Nox

Michael McClure talks about his poem "Mephisto 20" with The New Yorker

Posted by New Directions, on February 15, 2013

Michael McClure talks about his poem "Mephisto 20" with The New Yorker. Read the interview here.

 

Related Author: Michael McClure
Related Book: Selected Poems of Michael McClure