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Short Stories to Read With Your Book Club

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Erica Ezeifedi, Associate Editor, is a transplant from Nashville, TN that has settled in the North East. In addition to being a writer,...

The Best Books of 2024 (So Far)

That’s right folks, we’re at the midway point of the year, which means it’s time to crown Book Riot’s Best Books of 2024 (so far)! Check out our favorite reads that were published between January 1st and June 30th...

The Most Memorable Literary Moments of the Last 25 Years

While the selections for our 100 Best Books of the 21st Century list were wowing critics and winning awards, other books were making news in different ways. A look back at some of the most memorable moments of the...

The Biggest Literary News Stories of the Week

We cover a lot of news here at Book Riot. These are the stories readers found most interesting this week, accompanied by my commentary. The Most-Anticipated Most Anticipated Summer Reading List The Millions‘s seasonal preview lists have been a staple...

Reality Is Imploding in This Post-Pandemic, Fever-Dream Novel

STATE OF PARADISE, by Laura van den BergRecently a portal opened up in Manhattan. Well, not “a portal,” but an art installation concocted for maximum Instagrammability — a live camera feed, called “The Portal,” that connects New York City...

A British Literary Festival Fit for a Queen

In 1603, the newly christened King’s Men acting troupe took up a Christmas residency at Hampton Court Palace. Every night, the company — best known for its master playwright William Shakespeare — would celebrate the holidays and the ascendancy...

A Guide to Ismail Kadare’s Books

Ismail Kadare, the most celebrated Albanian author in a generation, was a prolific writer who often found ways to criticize the country’s totalitarian state, despite the risks involved. Frequently, he veiled his contempt in myth and parable.As his work...

Ismail Kadare, 88, Dies; His Novels Brought Albania’s Plight to the World

Ismail Kadare, the Albanian novelist and poet who single-handedly wrote his isolated Balkan homeland onto the map of world literature, creating often dark, allegorical works that obliquely criticized the country’s totalitarian state, died on Monday in Tirana, the Albanian...

The Angel of Death Has Some Reservations About His Job

Williams, who turned 80 this year, resembles Mark Twain in the wildcat nature of her literary scorn. One of the best things about Twain’s nonfiction is that he will stop everything and criticize the hell out of a bird...

How 2 Generations of Fabulists Charmed the Literary World

EMPIRE’S SON, EMPIRE’S ORPHAN: The Fantastical Lives of Ikbal and Idries Shah, by Nile Green“The East is a career,” Benjamin Disraeli wrote in his 1847 novel “Tancred,” two decades before he became the prime minister of the United Kingdom....
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Burkina Faso's military junta criminalises homosexual acts

Burkina Faso's military junta has announced a ban on homosexual acts, making it the latest African state to crack...
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