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'Kingston Noir': Where the Sun Doesn't Shine

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Kingston Noir is the purest of noir, and the richest of depictions of Jamaica -- only not the Jamaica you are probably familiar with.

Picking Favorites: Books That Make Me Sigh With Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A great book happens when I pick up a book and can't put it down again; when I cannot suppress the sighs upon finishing it; when I cannot wait to tell everyone I know: read this book! But how to pick a favorite?

Colum McCann: American Literature and New York's Redemption (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Colum McCann wrote the New Yorkiest and, many feel, the best of 9.11 novels, Let the Great World Spin, and won the National Book Award for it.

Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.

Truth in Fiction: Echoes of Haiti in Channer's Golden Shoes

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

What moved me to tears in this second reading of Colin Channer's The Girl with the Golden Shoes was how the fate of Estrella mirrors the fate of Haiti.

Caribbean Writers in the Shadow of Sir Vidia Naipaul

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arlene M. Roberts

No doubt Naipaul deserves the accolades that have been bestowed upon him, bit the fixation on his personal life overshadows the accomplishments of a generation of Caribbean writers.