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New York Review of Books

Stephen Greenblatt at Harvard Book Store

On Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., National Book Award winner and Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt will discuss Shakespeare’s Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection at Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge.

(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:53:06 -0400)

Peter Brooks and Linda Asher at Labyrinth Books

On Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., join Peter Brooks, the book’s editor, and translator Linda Asher for a reading and discussion of the NYRB Classics title, The Human Comedy: Selected Stories, at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

(Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:18:55 -0400)

Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern at Carnegie Council

On Wednesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m., Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern will discuss their book, No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York.

(Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:29:26 -0400)

An Evening of Catalan Literature and Translation at McNally Jackson

On Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., join NYRB Classics for a celebration of Catalan literature, including Josep Pla’s The Gray Notebook, and the return of The Bridge at McNally Jackson. Series curators Sal Robinson and Bill Martin will host an evening of translation from the Catalan, featuring Mary Ann Newman, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Peter Bush.

(Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:30:00 -0400)

Praise for Patrick Leigh Fermor’s ‘The Broken Road’

NYRB is thrilled to receive excellent reviews in The New York Times Book Review and The Wall Street Journal for Patrick Leigh Fermor’s The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, the third and long-awaited volume of Leigh Fermor’s epic trek across Europe.

(Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:04:09 -0400)

Daniel Mendelsohn at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., join National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Award finalist Daniel Mendelsohn for a reading and discussion his latest essay collection, now in paperback, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

(Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:47:03 -0400)

Wes Anderson cites Stefan Zweig as inspiration for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

In various interviews, as well as in the closing credits of the film, Wes Anderson cites the works of Austrian novelist, poet, and translator Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) as the inspiration for his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

(Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:15:51 -0500)

'In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist' is a National Jewish Book Awards finalist

NYRB is thrilled to announce that Ruchama King Feuerman’s In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist has been selected as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards in Fiction.

(Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:31:06 -0500)

NYRB Classics Author Mavis Gallant Passes Away at 91

Mavis Gallant will be remembered as an enduring and legendary author, a contributor to The New Yorker for close to fifty years, and as a writer whose work brims with innovation, insight, heartbreak, mystery, and wit.

(Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:02:06 -0500)

Mix and Mingle with NYRB at the Elliott Bay Book Company

On Saturday, March 1, at 4 p.m., NYRB will join Archipelago and New Directions for a literary press mingle at The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle. Part of AWP week, the event will be a low-key conversation about books with editors, publishers, and publicists from the three presses.

(Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:16:08 -0500)

NYRB at the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle

New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the 2014 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, February 26 through March 1, in Seattle.

(Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:26:10 -0500)

Praise for ‘Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure’ and ‘1941: The Year that Keeps Returning’

We are thrilled to receive praise from The New Yorker for Artemis Cooper’s Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure and from The Guardian for Slavko Goldstein’s 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning.

(Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:46:06 -0500)

New York Review Books on Best of 2013 Lists

New York Review Books is excited to announce several of its titles have been featured on best of lists for 2013.

(Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:48:18 -0500)

More Success for Author John Williams

We are excited to announce that John Williams’s Stoner has been selected as Waterstones’s Book of the Year in the UK.

(Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:10:56 -0500)

A 'New York Times' Notable Book of 2013

We’re pleased to announce that Artemis Cooper’s biography, Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure, has been chosen by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 2013. In his review in The New York Times, Christopher Benfey wrote Cooper “has written an affectionately intimate, informative and forgiving biography.”

(Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:22:41 -0500)

from Canoe

J.K Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries coming to HBO, BBC


J.K Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries coming to HBO, BBC (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:16:40 -0400)

Fans pay tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez


MEXICO CITY - Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:32:32 -0400)

Judy Greer knows you know her from something


Judy Greer knows you know her from something (Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400)

Author Alistair MacLeod dead at 77


Canadian novelist Alistair MacLeod died Sunday at age 77. (Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:32:21 -0400)

Emma Donoghue probes unsolved murder in 'Frog Music'


Emma Donoghue probes unsolved murder in 'Frog Music' (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400)

Sue Townsend, British author of 'Adrian Mole' books, dies


Sue Townsend, British author of 'Adrian Mole' books, dies (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:07:18 -0400)

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