• Friday, September 19, 2014

Literature

Published Date: September 13, 2014
A Tapestry Of Words With Tarfia Faizullah

A Tapestry Of Words With Tarfia Faizullah

Born in Brooklyn and raised in west Texas, Tarfia Faizullah is the author of “Seam”, winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, among others and have been anthologized in many collections, including “Best New Poets 2014”. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and other honours. Tarfia is a poetry reader for New England Review and is a contributing editor for Asian American Literary Review. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Creative...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
The Enigmatic World of Junot Díaz

The Enigmatic World of Junot Díaz

The Cheater's Guide to Love by Junot Díaz published in The New Yorker has a dramatic beginning: “Your girl catches you cheating…She could have caught you with one sucia, she could have caught you with two, but because you're a totally batshit cuero who never empties his e-mail trash can, she caught you with...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
And Then There Were Six

And Then There Were Six

    The shortlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was declared on 9th September: * Joshua Ferris (US) - To Rise Again at a Decent Hour * Richard Flanagan (Australian) - The Narrow Road to the Deep North * Karen Joy Fowler (US) - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves * Howard Jacobson (British) – J * Neel Mukherjee (British) -The Lives of Others * Ali Smith (British) - How to be Both   Chair of the 2014 judges, AC Grayling, commented on behalf of the judges: 'As the Man Booker Prize expands its borders, these six exceptional books take the...