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Archive for June, 2008

August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler’s six books of poetry include The Strange Hours Travelers Keep which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Award.

Jonathan Rosen

The New Yorker and The New York Times contributor, Jonathan Rosen brings an engaging perspective to the popular pastime of birdwatching with his novel The Life of the Skies.

Marjane Satrapi

When published in France, Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, the story of growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution and war with Iraq garnered comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s Maus and won several prestigious comic book awards.



A B Yehoshua

Israel’s master novelist Abraham B. Yehoshua astonishes readers with his masterful, unexpected turns in story lines and his ability to get under the skin and into the soul of Israel today.


Reva Mann

In her first novel The Rabbi’s Daughter, Reva Mann offered a glimpse into the world of ultra-Orthodox Jews and their elaborately coded rituals for eating, sleeping, bathing and love-making, as well as a deeply personal rumination on identity, faith and self-acceptance. For those of any faith who have grappled with their own spiritual longings, and anyone fascinated by traditional religion and its role in modern society, Reva Mann’s chronicle of a journey toward redemption was unforgettable.