Canadian novelist Catherine Bush discusses the powers—and lives—of accusation, the close relationship between work and character, and the role of the social circus, at home and in the developing world.
Novelist Jennifer Cody Epstein discusses her new book, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, and explores representations of morality, how to address public acts of political violence, and the ramifications of war.
From the Washington Post: “While The Toss of a Lemon, has at its heart a 10-year-old Brahmin girl who marries an ill-fated man, its ambitions transcend culture and country to reach for the nature of fate itself.” …read more
We asked for the best books people read this year NOT published in 2008. We did this because even writers rarely read more than a handful of books actually published that year. Usually the best books are recommended from people we trust, and that can take a while.