April 2008

J.M. Coetzee’s 2020 vision

J.M. Coetzee Australians are quick to claim celebrities as our own, even when the connection is tenuous. Russell Crowe is ours (born in New

Blood on Paper opens

‘Open Secret’, Anthony Caro, 2004. Ivory PressCourtesy Opening this week at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is Blood on Paper, an exhibition

You Must Read Lois Lowry and Sloane Crosley

“Then, as my mother read those first few pages of The Yearling, I saw blue-gray smoke rising from the chimney of a simple cabin, and

Window into Botswana

As part of my audio book musings I’d like to note that one series which caught my eye at my local library is Alexander

News round-up: Pulitzer Edition

Editor and Publisher reports on the timing of the Washington Post‘s Pulitzer sweep: Is it irony or just today’s newspaper reality that The

Collecting Pulitzers

My obsession with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels kicked into high-gear in 2004 when considering a topic for my Masters thesis. I’d been wrestling with an

Reading at Random: Funke’s Fiction

Recently I finished Lilli Thal’s Mimus and was reminded throughout the book of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart series, and not just because both authors

Diaz wins the fiction prize

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waoby Junot DiazPenguinSeptember 2007, 352 pages, $24.95 The big news this Pulitzer year is Bob Dylan’s Special Citation for “his profound

Predicting the Pulitzers

This week at Re:Print, we’ll be talking all things Pulitzer, paying particular attention to the prize-winning books, fiction and non. The 2008 prize announcement

1001 Books for Every Mood

1001 Books for Every Moodby Hallie EphronAdams MediaMay 2007, 400 pages, $14.95 I love books about books. You know the ones I mean—The Western Canon, Books of the

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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