Jeff Tompkins
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Jeff Tompkins is a writer and artist in New York City. The Night Friends, his first novel, was published in 2012, and in 2013 he released Picture Show, an artist's book project based on an Osip Mandelstam poem. Twitter: @Jeff_Tompkins Website:

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John Updike Gives the Mundane Its Beautiful Due | 14 Nov 2013 // 9:29 PM

Depending on whom you listen to, God, or the devil, is in the details, and that's exactly where John Updike's talent lies, too.

The Connoisseur of Crime, John D. MacDonald, Is Shadowing the E-Book World | 25 Sep 2013 // 9:30 PM

Available again in ebook form, the crime classic Stephen King called "one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century", The End of Night, is ready for rediscovery by a new generation of readers.


Artistic Struggle the 19th Century Russian Way | 10 Feb 2014 // 9:05 PM

Stephen Walsh finds the human drama in Musorgsky and His Circle, the story of "a commando unit of Russian composers forcing themselves on the attention of an unsuspecting world."

Her Life to Live: Albertine Sarrazin's 'Astragal' | 10 Jul 2013 // 6:05 PM

This short novel, rooted in some of the grungiest, grimiest levels of experience, is an affecting parable of spiritual progress.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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