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Weekend Reading: Ursula LeGuin (2007): Genre Fiction

Weekend Reading: Ansible 240, July 2007 : On Serious Literature: >Michael Chabon has spent considerable energy trying to drag the decaying corpse of genre fiction out of the shallow grave where writers of serious literature abandoned it... Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Michael Chabon Wishes Daily for Massive Trump Stroke

Aaron Klein of Breitbart Jerusalem reported that Pulitzer-Prize winning American novelist Michael Chabon rather desperately hates Donald Trump, In an interview on an Israeli radio show in Tel Aviv, he discussed how he woke up every day...Show More Summary

Shorties (Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman on Their New Anthology, Stream the New Big Thief Album, and more)

Jewish Journal interviewed Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon about their anthology Kingdom of Olives and Ash. NPR Music is streaming Big Thief's new album, Capacity. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Deepak Unnikrishnan. Paste profiled the band Beach Fossils....

‘The greatest sustained exercise of utterly arbitrary authority world has ever seen’ — Chabon on occupation

In a new collection called Kingdom of Olives and Ash that decries Israel's 50 years of occupation, Michael Chabon documents the grinding humiliations and complete loss of freedom for Palestinians living in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, who must get permits just to travel a few miles.

Storytellers confront the occupation of the West Bank

Writer Michael Chabon and other authors on a morally untenable silence, which spurred new book, "Kingdom of Olives and Ash" The post Storytellers confront the occupation of the West Bank appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Michael Chabon, Nostalgia, And A Hundred-Year-Old Jew

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"My work has at times been criticized for being overly nostalgic, or too much about nostalgia. That is partly my fault,... but it is not nostalgia's fault, if fault is to be found. Nostalgia is a valid, honorable, ancient human emotion,... the ache that arises from the consciousness of lost connection."

Shorties (Record Shopping with Michael Chabon, Weezer's Blue Album Reconsidered, and more)

Michael Chabon went record shopping with Financial Times. Drowned in Sound reconsidered Weezer's Blue Album. Prospect reconsidered the fiction of Anthony Burgess on his 100th birthday. The Chills covered David Bowie's "Conversation Piece." The Rumpus interviewed author Kris D'Agostino. Stream...

Flights of fancy

Michael Chabon’s back. He’d never gone away, of course — more than a dozen books in all — but it’s… See the full story of Flights of fancy on The Spectator.

Shorties (Philip Roth on the Trump Presidency, A List of the Best Post-Punk Albums Ever, and more)

Philip Roth on the Trump presidency. PopMatters is counting down the best post-punk albums ever. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller A Model World by Michael Chabon Paste recommended...

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 16th)

In hardcover:Alexander Freed's Rogue One maintains its position at number 11.Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is down five positions, ending the week at number 20.In paperback:Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others returns at number 15 (trade paperback).

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, A New Ryan Adams Song, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed poet Claudia Rankine. Stream a new Ryan Adams song. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller A Model World by Michael Chabon Tin House shared an...

Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith Are Among the Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The finalists have been announced for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards. In the nonfiction category, last year’s National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi, is recognized alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, and the fiction section is filled out with literary stars like Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, ... More »

Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon Among National Book Critics Circle Finalists

Jane Mayer and Ann Patchett are also among the 30 finalists in six categories.

National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced, And There's One Huge Snub

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, Ann Patchett, Jane Mayer, Robert Pinsky, Marion Coutts, and Peter Orner are there; Margaret Atwood's getting a lifetime achievement award - but conspicuously missing is one of 2016's biggest successes, a National Book Award winner and Oprah pick.

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 9th)

In hardcover:Alexander Freed's Rogue One is up five spots, finishing the week at number 11.Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is down four positions, ending the week at number 15.In paperback:Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is down two spots, finishing the week at number 12 (trade paperback).

"'Mom, are you on acid?' her daughter asked sarcastically. Ms. Waldman froze. It was not yet the moment, she decided, to answer 'yes.'"

From a NYT article about the writer Ayelet Waldman — wife of novelist Michael Chabon. Waldman is taking microdoses of LSD to treat depression. The teenager caught her erstwhile-depressed mother humming, talking about the blue sky, making...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 2nd)

In hardcover:Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is up two positions, ending the week at number 11.James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst returns at number 15.Alexander Freed's Rogue One debuts at number 16.In paperback:Stephen King's The Bazaar of...Show More Summary

How LSD ‘Microdosing’ Saved Ayelet Waldman’s Marriage

7 months agoHealth : Well

The novelist credits tiny hits of psychedelic acid with salvaging her marriage to Michael Chabon. And maybe her life.

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