2009 German Book Prize Shortlist

Via signandsight — who marvelously add links to English-language excerpts for each of the books! —here’s the equivalent of France’s Goncourt (though how equivalent it really is could only be settled by comparing the sales figures of the winners…) The German Book Prize is presented to the best German-language novel just before the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair as an annual award from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels … Read more 2009 German Book Prize Shortlist

Girldrive by Emma Bernstein & Nona Aronowitz

Girldrive Emma Bee Bernstein & Nona Willis Aronowitz now out! Girldrive reading at KGB Bar in NYC on Oct 29 at 7 p.m. Girldrive launch at A.I.R. Gallery in NYC on Oct 30 at 7:30 p.m. from Seal Press Nona and Emma have done what I suspect many women, young and old, have always dreamed of doing: Hit the open road with nothing more than a partner in crime, … Read more Girldrive by Emma Bernstein & Nona Aronowitz

Moving & Music

Packing the books, what’s the first thing to do? To set aside my copy of Walter Benjamin’s Denkbilder so as to be able to reread “Ich packe meine Bibliothek aus (I unpack my library)” during the necessary breaks between boxes. Might as well keep out Jean-Luc Nancy’s On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books & Bookstores (translated by David Wills), just out from Fordham University Press, as I’ve been … Read more Moving & Music