Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category

Apr. 07 2018

An “assured debut” on Booknotes

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  Little, Brown has just published the The Balcony, the debut collection of linked stories by Baltimore writer, Jane Delury. It was a pleasure to talk to her about it for Booknotes.                

Mar. 03 2018

Booknotes investigates a mystery novel set in India

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    It’s 1920s Bombay, and Perveen Mistry becomes one of the first female lawyers in India. Her legal work turns to sleuthing as she tries to work out the mystery behind the three widows of Malabar Hill, who are living in purdah. Sujata Massey – half Indian herself – is the author.     […]

Feb. 03 2018

A new Director for America’s oldest university press

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      The historic Johns Hopkins University Press has a newly appointed  Director, who brings to the position twenty years’ experience with the National Academies Press. Barbara Kline Pope is this month’s guest on Booknotes.        

Jan. 06 2018

Booknotes looks ahead to good reads for 2018

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    In the New Year we can look forward to new books by local writers, and some hidden gems. Here is Ann Berlin from The Ivy Bookshop with some guidelines.     Laura Lipman’s Sunburn Sujata Massey’s Widows of Malabar Dan Fesperman’s Safe Houses Hotel Silence by Audur Ava Olafsdottir    

Dec. 01 2017

Booknotes and George Peabody’s Bibliomania

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    Earle Havens is the guest on Booknotes this month. He is a Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, and talks about a special Biblomania exhibition at the Peabody Library.      

Nov. 04 2017

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Dr. Dianne Scheper of Johns Hopkins University shares her views for Booknotes.            

Oct. 07 2017

The detective work of dramaturgy

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    Gavin Witt is the Director of Dramaturgy at Baltimore Center Stage. But what, exactly, is dramaturgy? Luckily, he knows, and he can enlighten us.                        

Sep. 02 2017

Victorian poetry from faraway places on Booknotes

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    In his new book, due for release by Johns Hopkins University Press later this year, Jason Rudy suggests that the poetry of Victorian-era Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada was vitally engaged in the social and political work of settlement in those countries.    

Aug. 05 2017

Booknotes sings the blues

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              Don Lee is the author of a story collection and four novels. His latest novel, published by Norton this summer, is called Lonesome Lies Before Us, its title inspired by brooding lyrics of the alt-country movement.          

Jul. 08 2017

Booknotes gets in touch with it inner ink press

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Ink Press Productions in Baltimore is a collaborative project devoted to the community of book art. Its founders and curators are Tracy Dimond and Amanda McCormick, and they came to talk about their vision.                

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