Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Reading Life Review - March 2021

The Reading Life Review - March 2021-

Column One

  1. Cynthia Ozick - USA -very vital author on Jewish and Holocaust Subjects
  2. Serena Zabin - USA - historian of The American Revolution - first appearance 
  3. Helen Oyeyemi - UK. Gothic and Occult Writer - First Appearance

Column Two

  1. Souvankham Thammavongsa - was born in a Laotian refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, and was raised and educated in Toronto. She is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, and her fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Best American Non-Required Reading 2018, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019.- first appearance. I am very high on her work and plan to post on all Her Short Stories in How to Pronounce Knife, her debut collection.
  2. Steve Wade - Ireland - I  have been featuring his work for eight years now.  Author of Debut Collection - In Fields of Butterfly Flames
  3. Junichiro Tanazaki - Japan. Great Writer

Column Three

  1. Erskine Caldwell - USA - Historian. First appearance
  2. Penelope Fitzgerald - UK. Nine novels, Booker Prize Winner
  3. Pat O’Connor - Ireland - first apperance -Pat O’Connor lives in Limerick in the southwest of Ireland. He was a joint winner of the 2009 Best Start Short Story Competition in Glimmertrain, and in 2010  he was shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the RTE Francis MacManus Award for radio stories, and won the Sean O’Faolain Prize. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Fish Short Story prize.  In 2013 he was longlisted for Over the Edge New Writer of the Year

Column Four

  1. Catherine MnNamara -  Catherine McNamara grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris to write, and ended up in Ghana co-running a bar. On the way she lived in Milan, Mogadishu and Brussels, working as a translator, graphic designer, teacher, art gallery director, shoe model, mother. The Cartography of Others was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize (UK) and won the Eyelands International Fiction Award (Greece). Pelt and Other Stories was a semi- finalist in the Hudson Prize (USA) and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award (Ireland). Her short fiction has been Pushcart-nominated and published widely. Catherine lives in a farmhouse in northern Italy. Featured many times
  2. Amor Towles - USA - author a Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility. Love his work

The Reading Life is a multicultural

book blog, committed to Literary Globalism

Home Countries of Authors

  1. USA - 4
  2. UK - 2
  3. Ireland - 2
  4. Canada - 1
  5. Japan - 1
  6. Australia - 1

Six of The eleven authors are women. Seven have been previously featured.  All but two are still with us

In March 3 novels were featured, 2 novellas, 4 Short Stories and two works on American History.

Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Blog Stats

As of today our posts have been viewed 6,292,293 times 

There are 3894 posts online.

In March, nine of The Top ten posts were on Short Stories, two by Tagore 

Home Lands of Visitors

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. The Phillippines
  4. Germany
  5. France
  6. Canada
  7. Russia
  8. UK
  9. Ukraine

Future Hopes and Plans

You can get a good idea our

Reading Life plans 

 from The images in the Sidebar.


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To those who leave comments, you Help keep me going.

I thank Ambrosia and Oleander Bousweau for their long term support and friendship

The Last 12 months have not been easy for those of us deeply committed to The book Blog World.  I see better times coming for us.

I Will be Reading  along with Buried in Print through The Short Stories of Alistair MacLeod



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