Literature

Every season I pour over the catalogs and galleys of new releases in translation and highlight some of the titles that I’m excited about for Book Riot. I was especially impressed with this season’s incredible offerings of literature translated from Spanish. There were even more stunning titles than usual and much more than I could
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As the wife of an amazing chef, and as a person who loves reading and recommending books, people often assume that I’m great at picking out cookbooks for my husband. In 2022 this is true, but it took years of understanding what he’s looking for to really get it. I used to Google “cookbooks for
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that an author retelling Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice must understand Mr. Darcy. Unfortunately, many do not. And the same thing goes for movie adaptations of the original story, for that matter. He’s often misunderstood, misrepresented, and mistaken for something he isn’t. There is, not to put too fine
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The pages of comic books are filled with colorful heroes and villains. In comics, like in the real world, those heroes and villains are people with their own strengths, weaknesses, dreams, and fears. Sometimes, that means heroes become villains. Sometimes it means villains become heroes. These journeys are sometimes long, spanning decades of character development
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Book adaptations are such a tricky thing. For starters, the format is really important. There’s just no way to fit in as much detail in a movie (or show) as in a book. But that doesn’t mean that movies can’t be emotional and powerful stories by themselves. Then there’s the fact that liking movies, shows,
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Honoring the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, the International Booker Prize has announced its 2022 winner, Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree and translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell. BBC presenter Nikki Bedi hosted the multi-platform ceremony which included remarks from the judges, authors and translators, and beautifully performed readings from
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Eliot Schrefer is a two-time National Book Award finalist best known for novels that explore the relationships between humans and animals. In Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality, Schrefer turns to nonfiction to present cutting-edge research on a plethora of same-sex animal behaviors, from male doodlebugs observed “doing the dirty”
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After years of growing his increasingly passionate fanbase with independent and digital-first novels, Alexis Hall achieved mainstream popularity—and hit the bestseller list—in 2020 with the witty London-set rom-com, Boyfriend Material. The equally successful Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake followed a year later, and now the British author is conquering historical romance with A Lady for
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Under a moonlit sky, 12-year-old Homer and his little sister, Ada, run away from Southerland Plantation, frantically scrambling to stay ahead of the dogs unleashed by their enslaver to track them. Tragically, Mama is left behind, but they follow her final instructions: “Get to the river.”  Together, Homer and Ada make their way through the
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