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Nicole Krauss: ‘To Be a Man’

Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”

Mauro Javier Cárdenas: “Aphasia”

Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia.”

Charles Yu: Interior Chinatown

Charles Yu’s “Interior Chinatown” is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are. 

Marilynne Robinson: ‘Jack’

Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack” is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.

Walter Mosley: “The Awkward Black Man”

Walter Mosley’s “The Awkward Black Man” is a new book of short stories that brings readers into the middle of the experience of people today.

Barbara Kingsolver: “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)”

Barbara Kingsolver discusses crossing genres of writing and her second book of poetry, “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).”

Jay Parini: “Borges and Me: An Encounter”

Seventy-one-year-old Jorge Luis Borges as seen through the eyes of twenty-one-year-old Jay Parini in “Borges and Me: An Encounter.”

Aracelis Girmay: “How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton”

“How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton,” edited by Aracelis Girmay, is a literary special treat.

Mitch Sisskind: “Collected Poems 2005-2020”

Mitch Sisskind discusses writing humorous poetry and his new book, “Collected Poems 2005-2020.”

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