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Roundup: Sarah Waters, Ben Lerner, David Bezmozgis, Maureen Corrigan, and Albena Stambolova

by Eric Liebetrau | Sep-22-2014

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In the Brooklyn Rail, John Domini reviews Luke B. Goebel "Fourteen Stories, None Of Them Are Yours." He also reviews Ben Lerner's latest novel.

Jacob Siefring reviews Antoine Volodine’s “Writers.”

Kirkus Indie editor Karen Schechner interviews Sarah Waters.

Barbara Spindel reviews William Deresiewicz's "Excellent Sheep" for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Julie R. Enszer reviews Ellen Bass’s "Like a Beggar" at The Rumpus.

In the Jewish Review of Books, Erika Dreifus extends a discussion of "Holocaust fiction."

Matthew Jakubowski writes an experimental review of "Everything Happens As It Does" by Albena Stambolova.

NBCC board member Tom Beer reviews Maureen Corrigan’s “So We Read On: How ‘The Great Gatsby’ Came to Be and Why It Endures.”

2013 Balakian winner Katherine A. Powers reviews Joseph O'Neill's "The Dog" for the Barnes & Noble Review.

Jim Ruland reviews Wendy Ortiz’s "Excavation" and Eirik Clark’s "Sweetness #9."

NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari reviews Monica McFawn's Flannery O'Connor award-winning short-story collection for NPR.org.

Robert Birnbaum is pissed. He also explores "Girls in Trouble," as well as a new photo book from Eugene Richards.

From Adam Kirsch: "David Bezmozgis’ Brilliant Alt-History of an Adulterous Sharansky Who Never Was."

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