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  • More with Amandeep Sandhu

    More with Amandeep Sandhu
    As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing. RS: You said that in...
  • Massive Tokyo protest pushes against nuclear power

     
    Tens of thousands of people turned out in Tokyo against nuclear power on Monday, urging the Japanese government not to restart reactors in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster....
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Man Asian Literary Prize announces shortlist, includes Oe

     
    The Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist is announced....
  • Man Asian Literary Prize goes to Chinese author Bi Feiyu

     
    The Man Asian Literary Prize goes to Bi Feiyu for his novel Three Sisters....
  • The New Yorker brings back Haruki Murakami story for Japan issue

     
    The New Yorker's March 28 issue on Japan includes a new piece by Kenzaburo Oe and a recycled story by Haruki Murakami....
  • Man Asian longlist is announced, led by a Nobel laureate

     
    The longlist is announced for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize....
  • 'The Housekeeper and the Professor' by Yoko Ogawa; 'The Mercy Papers' by Robin Romm; 'A Hidden Life' by Johanna Reiss

    'The Housekeeper and the Professor' by Yoko Ogawa; 'The Mercy Papers' by Robin Romm; 'A Hidden Life' by Johanna Reiss
    The Housekeeper and the Professor A Novel Yoko Ogawa Picador: 180 pp., $14 paper More than 2.5 million copies of this gorgeous, cinematic novel have been sold in Japan since its publication in 2003. Yoko Ogawa has published more than 20 books; this is...
  • 'The Changeling' by Kenzaburo Oe

    'The Changeling' by Kenzaburo Oe
    The Changeling A Novel Kenzaburo Oe Translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boehm Grove Press: 468 pp., $26 When Kenzaburo Oe won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1994, he made a startling claim: Henceforth, he would abandon the autobiographical...