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May 4, 2010 @ 8:30:00 am

Percival Everett

An early Thomas Bernhard story, "Two Tutors," gets its first English translation.

Pico Iyer has always had a problem with William T. Vollmann. So what's he doing reviewing Vollmann's Kissing the Mask in the Times?

In the new issue of The Believer, Percival Everett’s seventeenth novel, I Am Not Sidney Poitierwins the Book Award, and Rick Moody raves about Charlie Smith's forthcoming fiction Three Delays: "Want to read about how harrowing and essential love can really be? Dip in here. Be made alive."

Emily Gould offers a free audiobook excerpt from her memoirAnd the Heart Says Whatever, and cooks the books.

Mark McGurl writes of the Zombie Renaissance: "Perhaps the zombie attack on Jane Austen’s novel is telling us that the novel is neither alive nor dead but undead. We are living... in the heyday of zombie computers and zombie banks, zombie this and zombie that. Why wouldn’t we also be living in a time of zombie literary forms?"