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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 ...

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.

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...