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Oct. 03 2020

A National Book Awards 2020 nominee on Booknotes

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      Amongst the 2020 National Book Awards nominations is the English-language fiction debut, High as the Waters Rise, by German poet Anja Kampmann. The book was translated from the German by Maryland native, Anne Posten, who spoke to me from her home in Berlin.    

Sep. 05 2020

Booknotes ventures into a dystopian land

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A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns.   Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.    

Aug. 08 2020

Wes Moore’s “Five Days” on Booknotes

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    April 2015 saw the uprisings in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Five Days by Baltimore born writer and New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore, traces the stories surrounding these events.              

Jul. 04 2020

Booknotes investigates how the shroud of Turin came into being

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      The Shroud of Turin was originally intended as nothing more than an innocuous devotional image, but it was soon misrepresented. Miracles were faked, money was made. Former Director of the Walters Art Museum and internationally known medieval scholar, Gary Vikan, investigates one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of Christian relics in […]

Jun. 06 2020

Booknotes encounters the 16th century polymath, Galileo Galilei

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    In 1632, Galileo Galilei was tried by the Inquisition and found to be “vehemently suspect of heresy” for maintaining that the earth revolved around the sun. Now, Dr. Mario Livio, astrophysicist and best selling author of seven books, has just published Galileo: And the Science Deniers.          

May. 02 2020

The intersection of visual art and literary art on Booknotes

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An artist book of original images, poems, and essays, with the evocative title, Flying with Remnant Wings, has been published by Goya Contemporary in conjunction with two exhibitions featuring the work of Jo Smail.   Smiles are spreading Behind my ears Below my chin I am light headed A cloud of laughter sits on my […]

Apr. 04 2020

Taking care of precious books on Booknotes

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When I inherited this collection of Dickens novels from my mother, many of them were in sad disrepair–until I took them to be thoughtfully, carefully, and authentically repaired by Jennifer Jarvis, Book & Paper Conservator at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries. This month on Booknotes we revisit the theme of preserving these precious objects.  

Mar. 07 2020

Booknotes on “The Understudy’s Handbook” and the 17th CityLit Festival

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Steven Leyva wears two hats to the Booknotes studio—poet and board member of the CityLity Project.  

Feb. 08 2020

The Daily Miracle on BookNotes

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        C. Fraser Smith‘s new book The Daily Miracle is a memoir of nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.  

Jan. 04 2020

Booknotes catches up with Baltimore’s newest indie bookstore

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    The latest independent bookstore to open in Baltimore is Charm City Books in the Pigtown neighborhood. Here is founder-owner, Daven Ralston.                                                      

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