Author's Sister Writes Next Chapter in Kureishi Family Feud

by Staff
The recent publication of Hanif Kureishi's new novel, Something to Tell You, by Faber and Faber has garnered the usual praise from critics in the U.K., but it's also attracted the ire of his sister, Yasmin, who says she wishes the author would stop using their family as inspiration for his fiction.

Larry Smith

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Huron, OH

A Close Call for Beyond Baroque Ends in Victory

by Staff
Two days before its lease was due to expire, Beyond Baroque, a literary nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, scored a grass-roots victory when the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last Friday to approve a twenty-five-year extension at a dollar per year.

Pinsky's Choice: Former Poet Laureate Bids Farewell to Poet's Choice

by Staff

In last Sunday's edition of the Washington Post Book World, Robert Pinsky signed off as writer of the nationally syndicated Poet's Choice column after a three-year run. According to Book World editor Marie Arana, poet and memoirist Mary Karr, whose most recent poetry collection is Sinners Welcome (HarperCollins, 2006), will take over the column this Sunday.



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