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The Best of the Best Books of 2009

December 23, 2009

While here are only two freestanding book reviews in this fair country, we do have a wealth of best book lists. Here is a meta-list: The Best of the Best Books of 2009.

Best New American Voices

October 22, 2009

Lysley Tenorio, Laura van den Berg, and Caitlin Horrocks are a few of the standouts in the latest Best New American Voices and PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies.

Week’s Highlights: Last Writes

October 14, 2009

Trying to make a living as a book reviewer, the $200 spare-parts book scanner, TriQuarterly's future, behind the scenes at the Nobel Foundation, and more.

Week’s Highlights: Litigation Nation

October 6, 2009

The Google Books settlement grinds onward, Amazon faces a class-action lawsuit for pushing their BookSurge POD service, great writers posthumous works raise questions, and more.

Week’s Highlights: Inventing Myth

September 30, 2009

The reality of Bolaño's outlaw image, The Daily Beast gets into books, the Google books settlement's collapse, Bill Murray's support of poetry, and more.