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Shannon Winnubst’s Way Too Cool is a theory-dense read, but a valuable look at neoliberal commodification of ‘cool.’
Taking a few of the key prizes in consideration, this was indeed a year of surprises.
This year’s Miles Franklin selection is a pretty balanced, if ever so slightly vanilla, selection of literary output.
Attending Madness provides a fascinating view into a dead occupation.
If there is one thing that is obvious from Karen Joy Fowler’s work to date, it is that she likes books.
“I started working freelance for Western newspapers and magazines, covering everything from terrorism to the arts. I was on the point of leaving and then unexpectedly I met an Egyptian girl and fell in love.”
This is a review of Playing Cards in Cairo by Hugh Miles. ABACUS. 2008.
This is a review of God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215, by David Levering Lewis. W.W. Norton. 2008
This is a review of A Possible Peace Between Israel and Palestine: An Insider’s Account of the Geneva Initiative by Menachem Klein, translated by Haim Watzman. Columbia University Press. 2007.