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Past articles by Michael:

A Look at the 2017 Winner of the France's Most Prestigious Literary Award

The 49-year-old Éric Vuillard won the Prix Goncourt for his novel regarding Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria. → Read More

The Literary Work Asking What It Means to Be a Body on Earth

Daisy Hildyard's 'The Second Body' examines the meaning of life with investigative journalism, memoir, and literary criticism. → Read More

Is Amazon to Blame for the Death of Another American Bookstore Chain?

Book World, a 40-year-old Midwestern regional bookseller chain, has announced its closure. → Read More

Does the Joan Didion Documentary Conceal More Than It Reveals?

'The Center Will Not Hold', pays tribute to the seminal writer Joan Didion, but with caveats. → Read More

Read Excerpts from the New Issue of Music & Literature

The journal's 8th issue showcases the works of French writer Éric Chevillard, Korean composer Unsuk Chin, and American jazz musician Mark Turner. → Read More

The Archive of Proust's Letters Will Be Made Available for Free Online

Nearly 6,000 correspondences by the iconic French writer will be made public worldwide. → Read More

The Many Novelized Conspiracies of the JFK Assassination

With the files of the Kennedy assassination now (largely) released to the general public, it may be time to revisit the novels that regard it. → Read More

One Woman's Journey So Far to Open a Bookstore in the Bronx

The Lit Bar received funding in March to give the New York City borough its first independent bookstore, so what's holding it up? → Read More

Can Somalian Literature Help Arouse Empathy in Apathetic Westerners?

After a lukewarm international response to Mogadishu's worst bombing incident ever, can Somalian writers save its citizens from being mere statistics? → Read More

The American Writer George Saunders Has Won the Man Booker

The American short story writer won the U.K.'s most prestigious literary award for his debut novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo'. → Read More

Lydia Davis Judged a Writing Contest for Incarcerated Writers

The inaugural Insider Prize awarded four Texas writers who are actively writing while serving time. → Read More

Two Novelists and a Playwright Among This Year's Annual MacArthur "Genius" Fellows

Annie Baker, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Jesmyn Ward were included among a list of 24 practitioners of arts and sciences. → Read More

The 19th-Century Danish Writer Jens Peter Jacobsen Is Given a 21st-Century Reconsideration

In 'A Difficult Death,' the writer and critic Morten Høi Jensen brilliantly examines Jacobsen's life and work. → Read More

How Selecting the British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Redeemed the Nobel Prize

It's good to see a writer win the world's most prestigious literary award again. → Read More

10 Literary Horror Stories by Women Writers That You Can Read Right Now

This October, it would be absolutely frightening to miss out on reading these short stories written by women. → Read More

The Goldsmiths Prize Announces the Novels Selected for its 2017 Shortlist

The prize, which honors the best of creative achievements in novel writing, was announced yesterday. → Read More

If You Have Gripes about New York City's Bus Services, You Should Read This Book

Why two transit activist groups teamed up to co-publish an anecdotal book on transit distress. → Read More

This Pairing of Major Recent Albums with Corresponding Literary Works Is Genius

One book and music enthusiast married her two passions into a personal and essential canon. → Read More

This Year's 5 Under 35 List of Debut Fiction Writers Is Entirely Female

This year's iteration of the annual recognition is also pretty minority friendly as well. → Read More

The New York Book Art Fair Will Take Place This Weekend at MoMA PS1

The long-running festival celebrates the diversity of print publications from the zine to the screen and everything in between. → Read More