Monthly Archives: April 2012

  1. Review: The Dark Side Of Love

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    April 30, 2012 by markstani

    Spanning eight hundred and ninety-six pages and three sprawling generations of Syrian families, Rafik Schami’s The Dark Side Of Love …
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  2. Commonwealth Book Prize 2012

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    April 25, 2012 by markstani

    The Commonwealth Book Prize may not – yet – carry the stature of some other literature prizes, but what it …
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  3. Review: Utopia

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    April 23, 2012 by markstani

    Egypt, 2023: the nation’s elite cling to a stretch of its north coast, the eponymous Utopia, fenced off and fortified …
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  4. Review: Lean On Pete

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    April 19, 2012 by markstani

    In his first two novels, ‘Northline’ and ‘This Motel Life’, Willy Vlautin conjured the fizzy neon hopelessness of America’s beat-up, …
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  5. Review: Next World Novella

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    April 17, 2012 by markstani

    On an Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist which included three titles that swelled, respectively, to over six hundred pages, the …
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  6. IFFP 2012 Shortlist

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    April 12, 2012 by markstani

    The shortlist for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has been announced, and as you might expect, it is markedly …
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  7. Review: Island Of Wings

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    April 12, 2012 by markstani

    Island Of Wings by Karin Altenberg (pub. Quercus), which has been longlisted for this year’s Orange Prize, addresses one of …
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