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Last week, the Zell Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program, featured Marcelo Hernan

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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

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Like many conservationists, Enric Sala loved our world before he thought about saving it. “I loved the natural world before I could understand it.

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“I know it’s an unusual name, but my mother is rather a fan of word games. And Enola spelled backward reads, well, ‘alone,’” Enola mentions at the beginning of “The Case of the Missing Marquess.”

Two Daily Book Review writers share their thoughts on National Book Award nominee “Leave the World Behind.”

Have you ever stepped outside at the start of spring to see new leaves budding and flowers blooming, and felt your sinuses start to seize up with the hint of a sneeze as you breathe in the pollen?

The six novels shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. The £50,000 prize is set to be announced Nov. 19.

The Booker Prize has long established itself as an authority in the literary community. The elitists of the fiction world look to the prize in determining what to read and how to form their own opinions.

"Shuggie Bain" is author Douglas Stuart's first novel. It is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.

Oftentimes, we evaluate the emotional power of a work of art based on its capability to invoke tears. We’ll recommend a book or a movie to our friends under the pretense that it made us cry over a gut-wrenching twist to the fate of a beloved character.

"This Mournable Body," Dangarembga's third novel, is shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

The opening of “This Mournable Body” is jarring.

“Love and Other Thought Experiments” had so much potential, which is why its bizarre unraveling felt like a sort of betrayal, like I had been cheated.

I finished reading the last few chapters of Sophie Ward’s “Love and Other Thought Experiments” in my cold empty living room at three in the morning, and had to fight the urge to shake my roommate awake and deliver a passionate monologue about the utter rage and frustration I was feeling at the mo

"The Mirror and the Light," longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, is the third installment in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The series has won author Hilary Mantel two previous Booker Awards.

Her head makes a dull thud as it hits the platform, rolling a couple feet away as her body teeters and lurches forward, swimming “in a pool of crimson, the blood seeping between the planks.” Queen Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII’s six wives, has just been executed on charge