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Beatrice and Virgil

Yann Martel: 'Jewish People Don't Own The Holocaust'

The Guardian | Stephen Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yann Martel has been critically savaged for writing about the Holocaust in his follow-up to Life of Pi. But, he says, artists have a right to tackle a...

Yann Martel Responds To Negative Reviews: 'I Don't Live Or Die By It'

National Post | Mark Medley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The review spread across Twitter like wildfire. On April 12 at 5:57 p.m. the noted literary blogger Edward Champion posted a link to his evisceration ...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up with the highlights below. "Solar," Ian McEwan The New York Times There's little tha...

The New York Times Gets It Wrong

Praveen Madan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Praveen Madan

Our view is that Beatrice and Virgil is a beautifully written, unconventional and intriguing book that should be read and discussed broadly. It would be a real shame for readers to summarily dismiss this book because it disappointed a few critics.