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- An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa
Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review. [Thu, Oct. 8]
- Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'
British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last." [Thu, Oct. 8]
- These 3 'Judges' Are On The Hunt For Justice
Three novellas by some of Italy's best crime writers make up Judges. Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli and Giancarlo De Cataldo weave tales of idealistic judges fighting crime and corruption. [Thu, Oct. 8]
- Belarusian Journalist Wins Literature Nobel
Journalist Svetlana Alexievich is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies such as Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. [Thu, Oct. 8]
- Belarusian Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins Literature Nobel
The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies. [Thu, Oct. 8]