Articles by: Maud Newton

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The Art of the Bluff: Colson Whitehead and The Noble Hustle

The Art of the Bluff: Colson Whitehead and The Noble Hustle

A novelist goes in pursuit of risk and reward World Series of Poker.

Posted by × May 14, 2014 ×

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Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.

Posted by × January 7, 2014 ×

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The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars’ Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

Posted by × May 7, 2013 ×

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The Tavern as Tabernacle: Rosie Schaap on Drinking with Men

The Tavern as Tabernacle: Rosie Schaap on Drinking with Men

The memoirist talks about the bar as solace, sanctuary — and second home.

Posted by × January 21, 2013 ×

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Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act

Alison Bechdel: The Balancing Act

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Are You My Mother? on writing, therapy, and a daughter’s quest for love.

Posted by × April 27, 2012 ×

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Blue Nights

Blue Nights

By JOAN DIDION

In a searing new memoir, the author of The Year of Magical Thinking reflects on motherhood, loss, and memory.

Posted by × November 2, 2011 ×

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

By JEFFREY EUGENIDES

The new novel from the author of Middlesex combines Victorian concerns with postmodern play.

Posted by × October 18, 2011 ×

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The Instructions

The Instructions

By ADAM LEVIN

A precocious boy sets himself against injustice and casts himself as a new Messiah in Adam Levin’s darkly comic, epic-length debut.

Posted by × October 29, 2010 ×

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Muriel Spark: The Biography

Muriel Spark: The Biography

By MARTIN STANNARD

A new life of the novelist reveals a life of personal struggle held in check by steely wit.

Posted by × April 15, 2010 ×

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The Children’s Book

The Children’s Book

By A. S. BYATT

In A. S. Byatt’s new novel, the Edwardian era is both disappearing Eden and the center of turmoil for one artistic family.

Posted by × October 9, 2009 ×

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A Gate at the Stairs

A Gate at the Stairs

By LORRIE MOORE

In the new novel from the author of Birds of America, a nanny, her charge, and the girl’s adoptive mother form an uneasy triangle.

Posted by × September 14, 2009 ×

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Cheever: A Life

Cheever: A Life

By BLAKE BAILEY

A new life of the master of the short story reveals the furies that drove him from within.

Posted by × March 12, 2009 ×