Suketu Mehta with Hirsh Sawhney
Brooklyn-based Suketu Mehta, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, spent the late 1990s becoming intimate with the gangsters and zealots responsible for the violence, as well as the slum dwellers, cops, bar girls, and movie stars who make Indias thriving commercial capital function.
Off the ShelvesBy Book Staff
Prins, Other Peoples Money; Boyer, Kings & Queens; Dan Raeburn, Chris Ware; McCormick, Killing Bono; Stuever, Off Ramp; Elborn, Scream Queens of the Dead Sea
Jill Schoolman with Kate Trainor
Jill Schoolman is the publisher of Archipelago Books, a newborn, not-for-profit literary press based in Brooklyn.
Émigrés Delight: Gombrowicz at the Beinecke LibraryBy Alan Lockwood
Through January 15, Yales Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibits The World of Witold Gombrowicz, selections from the archive of the caustically funny Polish émigré writer who worked out of obscurity, then was the favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, the year he died.
With Milosz in MindBy Vyt Bakaitis
Milosz came out with new books regularly during all but the first twenty years of his extended lifetime. In part, the rebounding dialectic derived from a close attention to rapid and compelling historical developments in his provincial corner of Europe.