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Cuando todos los siglos vuelven,
anocheciendo, a su belleza,
sube al ambito universal
la unidad honda de la tierra.

After the Nobel, Then What?

October 19, 2009

Sure, you spend a few months resting on your laurels. You go to Stockholm, you collect your prize, you give your speech, but then what?

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.

A Writer’s Life: J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello

No preliminary explanation, no introduction to prepare us for this clearly fictional statement, couched in the third-person present tense familiar from The Master of Petersburg (his most recent novel at the time), and for those of us who thought this might be the familiar lecturer's strategy of beginning with a quotation from another author, no break in the fictional tissue from henceforward to the end of the presentation.