Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

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Chuck Klosterman Likes Writers Who Aren’t Self-Absorbed Sociopaths

What books are on your nightstand? I have a lot of books on my nightstand, but you can’t read too much into that. Some of them I’ve finished, some of them I might read and some are just going to sit there until I move them somewhere else.


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Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math

At the 1994 reception for the prestigious Kyoto Prize, awarded for achievements that contribute to humanity, the French mathematician André Weil turned to his fellow honoree, the film director Akira Kurosawa, and said: “I have a great advantage over you.

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The Kids Are Not All Right

THE WHISPER MAN By Alex North 355 pp. Celadon Books. $26.99. Remember Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense,” the “I see dead people” kid? He’s got nothing on 7-year-old Jake Kennedy, who doesn’t just see dead people — he hears them and talks to them, too.

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Lucette Lagnado, Memoirist of Jews in Old Cairo, Dies at 62

Lucette Lagnado, a journalist and author whose memoirs chronicled her Jewish family’s longing for an exodus-in-reverse after an agonizing departure from Egypt to America in the early 1960s, died on July 10 in Manhattan. She was 62.

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‘Turbulence’ Is a Quick Trip Told in Connected Flights

It’s possible to say something about someone’s economic and class status — their privilege, to lay down a more woke signifier — by their familiarity with international airport codes. Yes, you know LAX and JFK.

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Andrea Camilleri, Author of Inspector Montalbano Novels, Dies at 93

Andrea Camilleri, who took a late-career stab at writing a mystery novel and came up with the Inspector Montalbano detective books, which became wildly successful in Italy and were the basis for a popular television series, died on Wednesday morning in a hospital in Rome. He was 93.