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Book of the Week: The City of Devi, by Manil Suri

This week’s feature is Manil Suri’s new novel, The City of Devi, which is just out in paperback from W.W. Norton & Company. Manil Suri was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also the author of the novels The Death of Vishnu (2001) and The Age of Shiva (2008), both of which were published by W.W. Norton & Company, as well. His fiction has won several awards and honors and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He was named by […]


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Book of the Week: The Pure Gold Baby

This week’s feature is Margaret Drabble’s novel The Pure Gold Baby, which is just out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This is Dame Drabble’s seventeenth book, and her first novel in nearly a decade, since The Red Queen (Harcourt, 2004). In the interval she has published a collection of stories, A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), and a memoir, The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). In the introduction to her recent review of The Pure Gold Baby, Ellen Prentiss Campbell writes: It is good news that […]


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Book of the Week: The Tilted World, by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

This week’s feature is Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly’s co-authored novel, The Tilted World, which is being released today by William Morrow. Franklin is the New York Times best-selling author of the novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2010), as well as two previous novels, Hell at the Breach (2003) and Smonk (2006), and a collection of short stories, Poachers (1999). Fennelly is the author of a book of non-fiction, Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother (2007), three collections of poetry, Unmentionables (2008), Open House (2005), and Tender Hooks (2002), as well as a poetry chapbook, A Different […]


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Book of the Week: Men We Reaped, by Jesmyn Ward

This week’s feature is Jesmyn Ward’s new memoir, Men We Reaped, which was published this week by Bloomsbury. Ward is also the author of the National Book Award winning novel Salvage the Bones (Bloomsbury, 2011) and the novel Where the Line Bleeds (Agate, 2008), which was an Essence Magazine Book Club selection, a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan in 2005, was a Stegner Fellow from 2008-2010, and served as the 2010-2011 John […]


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Book of the Week: Triumph of the Ape

This week’s feature is Todd Dills’ new collection, Triumph of the Ape, which was published earlier this year. Dills is the editor of THE2NDHAND, which was founded in 2000 in Chicago. He’s also the author of a novel, Sons of Rapture (Featherproof Books, 2006), and the editor of two anthologies of stories from THE2NDHAND. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Susannah Felts, also a published novelist and short story writer, and his daughter, Thalia. In his recent FWR interview with Nick Ostdick, the two sit down for a discussion on place in fiction, using Kickstarter to fund a print-run […]


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Book-of-the-Week Winners: The River and Enoch O'Reilly

Last week’s feature was Peter Murphy’s new novel, The River and Enoch O’Reilly, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Amy L. (@spydielives) Sarah Harris (@DrSeharris) Sylvie Writes (@SylvieWrites) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!


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Book of the Week: The River and Enoch O'Reilly

This week’s feature is Peter Murphy’s new novel, The River and Enoch O’Reilly, which was published this week by Mariner Books. Murphy is a writer from Enniscorthy in Co. Wexford, Ireland. His first novel John the Revelator was published in the UK and Ireland by Faber & Faber and in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and was nominated for the 2011 IMPAC literary award, shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Book Awards and the Kerry Group Fiction prize. His second novel, Shall We Gather at the River (2013), is published by Faber in Ireland and the UK and as The […]


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Book of the Week: Tumbledown, by Robert Boswell

This week’s feature is Robert Boswell’s new novel, Tumbledown, which was published last week by Graywolf. Boswell is the author of six previous novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. He’s also published more than 70 stories and essays, which have appeared in such places as the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, […]


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Book-of-the-Week Winners: A Nearly Perfect Copy

Last week’s feature was Allison Amend’s new novel, A Nearly Perfect Copy, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Shirley Boulay (@sboulaywrites) Rebecca Stead (@rebstead) Linda Stevenson (@LindaMStevenson) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!


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Book of the Week: A Nearly Perfect Copy, by Allison Amend

This week’s feature is Allison Amend’s new novel, A Nearly Perfect Copy, which was recently published by Nan A. Talese / Doubleday. Amend, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the author of the Independent Publisher Book Award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love and the novel Stations West, which was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. Her new novel, A Nearly Perfect Copy, was published in April. She lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing at Lehman College and at the Red Earth […]




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