Spring 2019

INTERVIEWS

Everyone is Guilty: An Interview with Rick Harsch
Master of Midwestern noir Rick Harsch describes his newest book, a novelistic oral history about a real crime: the kidnapping of a teenager in 1953 La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Interviewed by Anne Kniggendorf

Unloveable Characters: An Interview with Evan Fallenberg
Novelist, translator, and university lecturer Evan Fallenberg discusses his newest novel, his craft, and his work as a translator of Hebrew.
Interviewed by Ben Shields

POETRY REVIEWS

small siren
Alexandra Mattraw
In small siren, poems sound the alarm that language—that great bridge between thoughts and things—has begun to sway dangerously yet beautifully. Reviewed by Andrew Joron

In Jerusalem and Other Poems
Tamim Al-Barghouti
Al-Barghouti is a poet of the displaced; the ache of a homeland lost or walled-off rings out through his poems, beautifully translated here from the Arabic. Reviewed by Dustin Michael

FICTION REVIEWS

Mere Chances
Veronika Simoniti
Slovenian author Simoniti’s stories offer a new way into uncertain and unbound geographies. Reviewed by Garin Cycholl

The Washington Decree
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Originally published in 2006 in Denmark, Adler-Olsen’s newly translated political thriller is a prescient commentary on current American politics. Reviewed by Poul Houe

NONFICTION REVIEWS

A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings
Raoul Vaneigem
In the second edition of this seventeen-year-old book, philosopher Raoul Vaneigem expands his scope to cover virtual rights and misuse of technology. Reviewed by George Longenecker

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros
Michael Chabon
Bookends collects a series of brief essays, introductions, afterwords, and liner notes about things Michael Chabon holds dear. Reviewed by Erin Lewenauer

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