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- Book News: Roxane Gay's Got A Brand-New Bag — The Butter
The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she'll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway. [Wed, Oct. 1]
- Book Review: 'Once In The West'
Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman's new collection of poems, "Once in the West." [Tue, Sept. 30]
- 'How To Cook Everything Fast'? Bittman Says Skip The Prep
Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, "How to Cook Everything Fast," which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook. [Tue, Sept. 30]
- 'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid
Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates' characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart's 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions. [Tue, Sept. 30]
- Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists
Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize. [Tue, Sept. 30]