Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Gail Hareven is an Israeli author who is most well-known for The Confessions of Noa Weber, an absolutely brilliant book that won the Best Translated Book Award in 2009. It was translated by the also brilliant Dalya Bilu and is available from Melville House.

Next year, Open Letter is going to be bringing out her follow-up, Lies, First Person, a really dark, fucked-up book about a woman who decides to take revenge on her uncle for crimes he committed against her sister when they were growing up. It’s really interesting and very readable, and I’ll be writing more about this in the not too distant future."

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Boston Patriotism

Institute of Contemporary Art

I visited the Institute of Contemporary Art this morning and loved it. It's very stormy in Boston and the October cold has finally started to set in but the galleries had such gorgeous and bright collections. I loved Amy Sillman's collection and the Matthew Ritchie oil on canvas.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Surprise Find At The Public Library

Look at what I found at the Boston Public Library yesterday! Two or Three Years Later: Forty-Nine Digressions by Ror Wolf is unlike anything I've ever read before. It's fascinating and funny while also being dark and edgy. The concept is executed perfectly. I'm proud to have worked on/edited this book last fall and was so excited to have come across it. It's also the first time I've seen it in print and it is so well designed, I love the cover!

I've Gone A Little Pumpkin Crazy!

The 20 Best Books in Translation You've Never Read

Another great book list!
The 20 Best Books in Translation You've Never Read

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Korean on Friday!

I'm going out with friends Friday to have the best Korean food that Boston has to offer! I've been thinking about it all week! Love my multicultural city!

Autumn in Boston