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October, 2016

Nicotine

Pro-tobacco activists find love in a Jersey City squat. I review Nell Zink's quirky novel, Nicotine, in the Financial Times.

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September, 2016

Race and fiction

Further thoughts on race, fiction and Lionel Shriver's Mandibles, in the Washington Post.

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July, 2016

Underground Airlines

What if slavery was still legal? I review Underground Airlines in the Financial Times.

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June, 2016

Mandibles

I review Lionel Shriver's right-wing dystopian novel, The Mandibles, in the Washington Post.

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May, 2016

TireFire Readings, Philly 7 PM

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May, 2016

The Booksmith in the Haight 7:30 PM

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May, 2016

Zeno 2

A glacier melts and a scientist suffers a nervous breakdown. I review Ilija Trojanow's The Lamentations of Zeno in the Financial Times.

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May, 2016

Lamentations of Zeno Review

A glacier melts and a scientist suffers a nervous breakdown. I review Ilija Trojanow's The Lamentations of Zeno in the Financial Times.

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April, 2016

Islam and Science Fiction

I did a Q & A about Equilateral with a surprising publication: Islam and Science Fiction.

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February, 2016

Did Stalin intend to exile the Jews?

Did Stalin intend to exile the Jews? I look at a new novel and the historical record for Page-Turner at newyorker.com.

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