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LitStack Rec: How to Grow Old Disgracefully & Life on Mars

How to Grow Old Disgracefully: An Autobiography, by Hermione Gingold If you’re a fan of classic films, say, Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 musical, Gigi, or classic stagings of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, you already know Hermione Gingold, the earthy actress with the husky voice and wicked sense of irony. Otherwise, Gingold is likely a mystery, […]


LitStack Rec: my name on his tongue & Hild

my name on his tongue, by Laila Halaby In the climate of inflamed rhetoric about immigrants that has predominated in this election year, a small, quiet book like Laila Halaby’s my name on his tongue can speak volumes. In her first book of poetry, published in 2012, Halaby mines issues of identity, geography and the […]


National Book Awards Shortlists Announced

The lists have been pared down from ten to five!  Here are the shortlists for the National Book Awards: Fiction: Karen E. Bender for Refund: Stories Angela Flournoy for The Turner House Lauren Groff for Fates and Furies Adam Johnson for Fortune Smiles: Stories Hanya Yanagihara for A Little Life   Nonfiction: Ta-Nehisi Coates for […]


2015 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

After a week of reveals, we have a complete list of finalists for each of the four categories of the National Book Awards.  They include: FICTION: A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg Refund by Karen E. Bender The Turner House by Angela Flournoy Fates and […]