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On Not Getting Lost in Translation: An Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

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"Art could not be separated from politics, and politics needed art in order to reach the people where they lived, through entertaining them." 

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is that rare example of a book that manages to be many things at one time, and to do so almost flawlessly: it is at once a spy novel, a political satire, a gripping account of an oft-misunderstood war, and a meditation on the nature of what identity means when your identities are in conflict.

The titular sympathizer is a man without a country, made up of conflicting identities and political ...

April 20, 2016 | Alison Murphy

Books & Reading Interviews

We Yearn for a Dynamic Landscape Where Art is Integral and Valued: A Q&A with Theresa Rebeck

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Praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a rare honest story about love, ambition, and compromise," Theresa Rebeck's new novel, I'm Glad About You, follows the lives of two former high school sweethearts — one, an aspiring actress determined to make it big in New York; the other, a deeply religious doctor who never left the Midwest

March 15, 2016 | Colwill Brown

Interviews

The Politics of Language: An Interview with A. Igoni Barrett

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Harvard Book Store's New Voices in Fiction series, presented with GrubStreet, invites hotly anticipated debut novelists to talk about their work and their writing process

February 26, 2016 | Jonathan Escoffery

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Pretty Sentences Should Add Up To Something: An Interview with Hannah Tennant-Moore

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Harvard Book Store's New Voices in Fiction series, presented with GrubStreet, invites hotly anticipated debut novelists to talk about their work and their writing process

February 16, 2016 | Colwill Brown

Interviews