Ukrainian Serhiy Zhadan wins German Peace Prize | Books | DW

Ukrainian Serhiy Zhadan wins German Peace Prize |  Books |  DW

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has awarded the 2022 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan. “We honor this author and musician for his outstanding artistic work as well as for his unequivocal humanitarian stance, which repeatedly motivates him to risk his own life to help people affected by … Read more

Book tells tale of 1920s reporters who warned the world of the war that was coming | Arts & Entertainment

There is no immortality for newspaper reporters. One of them, Ben Hecht, addressed this matter in a short poem written long ago: “We know each other’s daydreams / And the hopes that come to grief / For we write each other’s obits / And they’re Godalmighty brief.” There is no immortality for newspaper reporters, but … Read more

A pirate among us: Book says infamous smuggler spent his final years hiding in Lincolnton | Local News

Mary Canrobert Avast ye! I’m going to talk about a pirate. I’ve never written about one before. The subject hasn’t been one that charmed me … until now. My disinterest with those daring rogues of the sea has changed thanks to two Lincolnton authors, Ashley Oliphant and her mother Beth Yarbrough, who wrote “Jean Laffite … Read more

My coming of age with Harry Potter | Books | DW

It was in 2005 that I left Silchar, my quaint little hometown in India’s northeast, and moved to Kolkata, one of the country’s biggest cities. I left behind a life of limited opportunities and thickly accented English. I wanted to start fresh. But at my new school, a posh, all-girls Catholic convent, I was constantly … Read more

The Books Briefing: Geraldine Brooks, Mieko Kawakami

Supposedly, one of the benefits of reading books is that they can make you a better, more empathetic person—whether you pick up a novel that makes you feel for its characters, or a nonfiction book with a moral message. But what are the limits of writing that tries to provoke empathy in its readers? When … Read more

New Chapter Book Highlights Stories of Cape Cod’s Ghosts | Arts & Entertainment

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Black Power Afro pick sculpture is about as good as public art gets: Doug MacCash’s review | arts

The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist — demands attention and makes a clear … Read more

The Summer I Turned Pretty is pretty damn delightful

Christopher Briney (Conrad) and Lola Tung (Belly) in The Summer I Turned Pretty photo: Dana Hawley/PrimeVideo There is a lot of pressure on a sophomore project to live up to the hype of its predecessor. (Look no further than just about every headline declaring that Conversations With Friends dropped the Normal People torch.) The Summer … Read more

Geneva poet to read from first published book ‘Thunder Inn’

Harvey’s Tales will host Geneva’s hometown poet, Collin Callahan, from 2 to 5 pm Saturday at the bookstore, 216 James St., Geneva. Callahan will read poetry from his first published book, “Thunderbird Inn,” at 2 pm and will also be signing copies. The former captain of the Geneva High School wrestling team, Callahan, now 31, … Read more

6 mystery novels offer new angles — and a few new favorites | book reviews

Most mystery readers have favorite authors. Sometimes, though, like it or not, our favorites break out of their boxes and bring us something different. Other times, we take a chance and discover an author who quickly becomes a new favorite. That’s the case with several of the mysteries I rounded up this month. ‘Local Gone … Read more