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Our posts have been read over 6.7 milion times. Our readers range from scholars from The Vatican Library,MacArthur Genius Grant Winners, publishing industry professionals to teenage book lovers.
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 our Interests. Narrative non-fiction also is important to us.
- Ida Maze - Belarus to Montreal, Canada - leading figure among Yiddish speaking writers and Émigrés to Montreal, highly regarded for her poetry-first appearance
- Marcus Samuelsson- Ethiopia to Sweden to USA- Celebrity Chef and Cook Book Author- First Appearance
- Vasily Grossman- Russia-author of seminal novels on Russia during World War Two -first appearance
- Neil Gaiman - UK - multi-awarded S/F writer
- Penelope Fitzgerald- UK - Booker Prize Winner
Three authors were initially featured in August, three are deceased and three are men.
Birth Countries of Authors
- UK - 2
- Belarus- 1
- Russia - 1
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In August I read but did not post upon
Koshersoul by Michael W. Twitty
And “Five Years Next Sunday” by Idza Luhumyo
Winner of the 2019/20 Caine Prize
Future Hopes. My enthusiasm for life is in decline, as reflected in the fewer number of posts this month than
in any prior month.