2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's National Book Awards, which were announced last night in New York City. Learn more about the finalists and see footage from the award ceremony on the National Book Foundation's website. NONFICTION Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates FICTION Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson POETRY Voyage of … Continue reading 2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Charming & Terrifying: THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON

The Orphan Master's Sonby Adam Johnson Reviewed by Raul The first thing to know about Adam Johnson's marvelous book is that nothing is as it seems. The protagonist, after an arduous childhood, does not really have a name. Like many things in North Korea, appearance is more important than substance; thus, his name is that … Continue reading Charming & Terrifying: THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON

Review: ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’ by Adam Johnson

Book: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson Reviewed by: Kester Here's your assignment. Write a novel about current events. It should be topical, but timeless. It should be specific, but universal. It should be about a place that you've never been, but capture that place perfectly. Oh, and that place should be North Korea. … Continue reading Review: ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’ by Adam Johnson