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John Banville at Brown University's Salomon Center
It's not only writers who turn up when authors read from their work. Plenty of readers dig hearing skilled artists glide through their grafs....
| February 01, 2011
Top 10 Must-Read Books of 2010
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 notable books that the Phoenix wrote about in 2010.
Writers who showed the way
| December 24, 2010
Admit it, fellow scribblers. You'd sell your soul to come up with an opening sentence like "Of the things we fashioned for them that they may be comforted, dawn is the one that works."
John Banville's playful universe
| February 19, 2010
The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
| January 01, 2010
Giving good gimmick
To sustain a literary magazine over decades it pays to have a gimmick.
Granta at 30
| June 12, 2009
He speaks quickly, with a friendly, nervous laugh, in cadences that sound like a cross between Ira Glass and Martin Scorsese.
Interview: Keith Gessen’s young literary life
| April 15, 2008
Esteemed fiction writers, young stars, the Civil War, the ’60s, and the morass of contemporary geopolitics — it’s all here for reading during winter’s long, dark nights.
Novels from Peter Carey and Russell Banks, poetry from Elizabeth Bishop, and advice from Madeleine Albright
| December 21, 2007
Big names, new names, and a handful of poets provide worthwhile reading this winter to distract you from the Sopranos reruns on A&E.
Mailer, Lethem, Amis, Ashbery deliver good reads
| December 28, 2006
Magnum Ireland, edited by Brigitte Lardinois and Val Williams
256 pages, $60
| December 04, 2006
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