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Thomas McGuane looks back; Amazon's translation boom

Joseph O'Neill

Pamela Paul—the editor of the New York Times Book Review and the author of the forthcoming My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues—explains why you should read books that you hate.

Thomas McGuane—the author of 92 in the Shade, Panama, and most recently Crow Fair—reflects on his career just before receiving the The Los Angeles Times’s Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.

AmazonCrossing has become the biggest translator of foreign books into English.

There are still spaces available in John Ashbery’s Home School, which will take place in late July and early August in Hudson, New York. This year’s faculty include Brian Blanchfield, Adam Fitzgerald, Douglas Kearney, Myung Mi Kim, and Harryette Mullen.