“The striking element in all these tales and myths is the sheer number of women in them.”
“Why honor a woman only once she is dead?”
“This is apparently the third time that the Academy has awarded its Grand Prize to a pair of novels.”
“On October 25, SILA’s commissioner held a press conference to both publicize this year’s book fair and to highlight some important — and some strange — information on the event’s forthcoming scope and structure.”
“This simplicity is, unfortunately, no doubt partly responsible for the novel’s success so far in France.”
“They lead him to the swimming pool, where the animal inadvertently trips and drowns. They panic, shove him in the boot, and drive off and up.”
“Think you might read ‘2084’? You should, but be prepared.”
Jérémie Guez will be launching his English-language debut at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on Nov. 6 and at the Book Passage in Corte Madera on Nov. 13.
2084 takes place 100 years after 1984. It takes Big Brother and places him in the fictional kingdom of “Abistan.”
“To date, we have published more than 500 titles, and I am not exaggerating at all when I say that I feel the same joy I felt at the beginning, undiminished by the problems and difficulties we have been through.”
Yet of the books arriving in English translation this year, these five “PEN Promotes” winners are among those you are most likely to see reviewed in your local broadsheet and to trip over in your local bookstore.
Algerian novelist Assia Djebar — frequently mentioned as a Nobel Prize contender and one of the “immortals” of the Académie Française — has died in a hospital in Paris.