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After a 20-Year Hiatus, the Booker Prize-Winning Novelist Arundhati Roy Returns to Fiction

Over the past two decades, the Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy has published dozens of essays and nonfiction works, taking on subjects such as the dangers of Hindu nationalism, government corruption, environmental degradation and income inequality.<p>So it irritates her, naturally, when …

Books

Even if Jonathan Franzen dislikes Jennifer Weiner’s work, he might approve of her memoir

Chick-lit, a long-running literary spat and a smart Twitter presence do not tell the real story of this writer’s life.<p>“Years ago, an interviewer …

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines …

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Who We Are Now: A Conversation with Colson Whitehead

<i>Editor’s Note: As we approach our tenth year of publishing Fiction Writers Review, we’ve decided to curate a series of “From the Archives” posts that</i> …

Writing

Leipzig Book Prize announces shortlist

It's Germany's second most important literary accolade after the German Book Prize. The Leipzig Book Prize has nominated 15 titles - including a book …

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Crazy Rich Asians

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Kwan<p><b>The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy." --The New York Times) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!</b><p>When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, …