Book Banter Vol. 24: “No Place Like Home”


Cover Art: Swati Gupta

Cover Art: Swati Gupta

– A lovely poem for Boston.

– Hurray! There’s a Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year. (I’m still a little bitter about last year’s omission.) For a complete list of winners, go here.

– The author of one of my favorite novels last year, American Dervish, takes the Pulitzer for his latest play. (Dying to see it– hope it comes to Atlanta!)

– The latest issue of Granta has a diverse list of the Best of Young British literary stars. Here’s a beautiful slide show with their photos.

– I loved this new flash fiction from Guernica.

– Ottesa Moshfegh wins the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for Fiction. (Links to her exquisite short stories are in the article.)

– Are there really any such things as stupid writer tricks? (One writer succumbs to the advice in author interviews.)

– I predict that this hilarious picture book would make a lousy movie. 

Soniah Kamal is guest editor of the South Asian issue of SugarMule, No Place Like Home: Borders, Boundaries & Identity in the South Asian Diaspora, for which I was lucky enough to contribute. She has released a stunning issue trailer well worth watching. If you have time, please take a look. I’ll publish the link to the issue here when it’s published.

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