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“To listen to the words, to hear their musicality.” A conversation with Julie Iromuanya

Annually, when his father sent him tuition money, Job stored it in a savings bond. Even as his father’s business in Nigeria began their decline, somehow, faithfully, he managed to send Job the money to educate him abroad. His father even bragged to his friends that is was the duty of the old to care

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June 29, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Welcome to National Poetry Month and to another edition of “Dog-eared and Dispatched.” This week we take a look at two very different sets of publisher/retail agreements, and give the footnotes on copyediting, crowdfunding, and more book fairs than one likes to think about. Ready? Set? Read! Just when you thought Amazon was going to

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April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 8, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: March 8, 2015

It’s time for another all-footnote edition of book-world updates. From books in translation to the reading habits of dictators, from ereading apps to forever stamps, this week’s column has something for everyone. Click away! FOOTNOTES Shakespeare & Company has a new website. They also have a tumblr. Barnes and Noble has released a new nook

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March 8, 2015

“In a way I’m trying to hypnotize the reader”: A dialogue with Kate Bernheimer

 There was once a mother whose only child loved fairy tales above all else and accepted as dolls only those that told stories. Of course, the child suffered as a result, for there were not many dolls that could perform such a task. Her mother suffered as well: when she went to the department store

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August 18, 2014

Valeria Luiselli – Faces in the Crowd

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Patrick McGinty This week guest-host Patrick McGinty talks with Valeria Luiselli, author of two recently translated books: her debut novel Faces In The Crowd, and the essay collection, Sidewalks. Patrick and Valeria discuss the complexities of translation, learning French from Proust, and the beauty of vacant lots. Basically what I was

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May 13, 2014

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