Meet Our Newest Intern: Mary Ann!

Hi, everyone! My name is Mary Ann, Book*hug’s new student intern. I’m so excited to get started, to get out of what has risked becoming a repetitive routine of researching and writing papers, and dip my toes into a very different type of literary experience. As a life-long reader and lover of all things books,

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Feature Friday: The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Jessica Moore

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re especially thrilled to bring you an excerpt from the award-winning novel The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Wellcome Prize winner Jessica Moore. Originally published in France as Les Grands (Éditions Gallimard), and winner of both the 2015 Prix Littéraire de la Porte Dorée and the 2014

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The Modern Self is a Reader Self: In Conversation with Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei

Bertrand Laverdure’s novel, Readopolis, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Originally published in French as Lectodôme (Le Quartanier, 2008), the novel was critically-acclaimed and was a finalist for the 2009 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault. A review in Le Devoir

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