David DeSalvo

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Miles Franklin Literary Award: A reader's guide to the 2018 shortlist

Now in its 61st year, the Miles Franklin Literary Award continues its focus on Australian fiction's heavy-hitters, with a shortlist that includes two …

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The New Vanguard of Climate Fiction

Climate change is not fiction, but some of today’s most compelling writing about it is. “Cli-fi” was coined by former journalist and English teacher …

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10 Fantastic Books by Chinese and Chinese-American Authors

A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection)<p>Amy Tan<p><i>The Joy Luck Club</i> is a classic exploration of the Chinese-American immigrant experience, as well as of the love and tension between mothers and daughters. The story centers around four Chinese women, all immigrants to San Francisco, and their weekly …

10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

<i>Catherynne M. Valente's new novel</i> Space Opera <i>imagines Eurovision in space, with high and deadly stakes, resulting in a frenetic, imaginative</i> …

The 2018 Translation Prizes: Shortlists

I was just thinking the other day that there’s a community of readers that don’t get the exposure of the Romance, YA, Mystery and Sci-Fi/Fantasy …

12 Best Books From the 2000s That We Still Love to Read Today

Kazuo Ishiguro<p>This novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is a devastating examination of love and the loss of innocence. It centers on a trio of friends – Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy – who first meet at an exclusive and secluded boarding school in the English countryside. When they come together …

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

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Hemingway Award Winner

PEN America and the esteemed judges—authors Chris Castellani, Geraldine Brooks, and Elizabeth Strout—are thrilled to announce that <b>Weike Wang</b> is the …

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How to Make Perfect Lasagna

The best lasagna, says chef Gerard Craft, doesn’t have tomato sauce or meat. The most perfect lasagna, he says, the one for true pasta lovers, is a …

Garbanzo Bean Burgers Recipe

"These tasty garbanzo bean burgers are quick, healthy, and cheap. Served with either a nice green salad, or a bun with salsa or mayo, they make a …

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

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The 20 Best New Books to Read in March

March is the month that straddles the line between the depths of Winter and the reprieve of Spring, the time when every day requires a different type of wardrobe and it feels necessary to brave the elements to get up and go outside. It's also the month when some of the best books are consistently …

Marooned by Obsession in Craig Cliff’s “The Mannequin Makers”

VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY seethe beneath the surface of <i>The Mannequin Makers</i>, the debut novel from New Zealand writer Craig Cliff (<i>A Man Melting</i>), and none …

Six Latin American Novels That Are Pushing Boundaries

Let’s start with real talk: In the English-speaking world, and above all in the U.S., Latin American literature is all too often pigeonholed, …

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The Shortest Novels Written by 20 Authors You Should’ve Read By Now

So you want to get into Pynchon (or Bolaño, or Morrison, or Woolf) but you’re short on time—and perhaps on attention span? Click no further, reader. …

8 of the best history fiction books of 2014

<i>BBC History Magazine</i>’s regular fiction reviewer, Nick Rennison, offers a guide to eight of the best history fiction books of the year: eight eras, …

11 of the best romantic Italian films of all time

Italy is a country of romance, even more so onscreen. Whether you're in the mood for gushy romance or something more realistic, there are plenty of …

Crochet Color Pooling with Caron Simply Soft Stripes

Have you tried planned color pooling? Feeling intimidated? Let me tell you, it does work! And you can do it too! Here I am using Caron Simply Soft …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Men’s Casual Sweater

Use this free crochet pattern to make your own Men’s Casual Sweater. Scroll down below the photos to see the full pattern.<p>I would love to see photos …

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet Techniques + Beginner Tutorial

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet<p>Mosaic Crochet is an old technique that has it’s useful purpose for today’s crocheter. It is the art form of putting …

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12 British Books Crossing the Pond in 2018

Sometimes we in the U.S. have to wait a little longer for a British book than the UK does. But in the case of these twelve British books published in …

Poncho

Hello my friend,<p>I’ve finished today the baby poncho for my niece Clara who’s six months old…and I’ll put here in this post the pattern if someone is …

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Julian Barnes, Sebastian Faulks, Leïla Slimani … the best fiction for 2018

Books by Rupert Thomson, Aminatta Forna and a clutch of brilliant debuts are among the novels to look out for this year<p>It feels like 2018 has more than its share of debut novels to get excited about. <i>The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock</i> (Harvill Secker)by Imogen Hermes Gowar nails the 18th century as …

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The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

Sealed by Naomi Booth, Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities by James Lovegrove, Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Sweet Dreams by Tricia Sullivan, Austral by Paul McAuley<p>Naomi Booth’s <b>Sealed</b> (Dead Ink, £15.99) fuses near-future eco-catastrophe with psychological horror to produce an …

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100 Appetizers Perfect For Any Occasion

Whether you're hosting a casual game-day viewing party, a glam cocktail party, or something in between, we have an appetizer to match. Keep reading for our favorite party bites, including three-cheese macaroni and cheese bites, banh mi lettuce wraps, spinach-artichoke dip, and pizza croquetas.

Jane Throw Blanket Pattern - Easy Crochet Blanket

The <i>Jane Throw Blanket</i> is a simple crochet throw pattern that uses basic stitches in a way that creates an amazing looking texture! It really is the …

Mama Wang's Secret Tea to Help Beat any Cold

If at first you don't succeed, make some tea<p>December 03, 2017<p>While ferociously and single handedly battling a sore throat, runny nose, painful cough, …

The best fiction of 2017

We look back on a year that saw Arundhati Roy’s return and George Saunders’ Man Booker victory, along with dark short stories and a haunting last novel<p>One of the joys of the novel is its endless capacity for reinvention, and 2017 saw fiction writers trying out fresh approaches and new forms. The …

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