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 My Revolutions in 'People's Library' at Occupy Wall Street

 My Revolutions finds its natural home in the increasingly well-stocked 'People's Library' at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park. 

Cover of Gods Without Men

 Advance Reader Copies of the Knopf edition of Gods Without Men just arrived. Here are the two covers (UK and US) side by side.

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'Tell us something we don't know' graphic with lots of eyes.

 Back in the 90’s, when modems were slow and day-glo orange was an acceptable eveningwear color, I used to work for Wired magazine. A friend of mine from those days, Azeem Azhar, recently founded

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DFW on Wii game

 

One measure of a great fiction writer is the ability – possessed by very few – to bend reality, to seem to mould the world into shapes you have created. When David Foster Wallace hanged himself on the porch of his house in Claremont, California, on September 12 2008, he set in motion a

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UK Cover of Gods Without Men

 

2008. The California desert. A four year old boy disappears in the wilderness and his parents find themselves at the centre of a media witch-hunt. A British rock star hides out at a run-down motel. A teenage Iraqi refugee lives a surreal life as a role-player in a military

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Michael Moorcock

The Guardian has a long essay on my early science-fiction reading and the work of Michael Moorcock. Here's the full transcript of our baggy, voluminous, digressive conversation.

 Bastrop, TX 15th

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Hari holding a book in a library

 I remember my first library card. I remember the excitement of the trips to the library, of choosing the four books I’d take back home. The habit of exploration has stayed with me. It was founded on the confidence that all those books on all those shelves belonged to me, were mine for the

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 Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières and Rizzoli have published an anthology called Writing on the Edge: Great Contemporary Writers On The Frontline of Crisis, "a collection of 14

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A couple of upcoming events: I'll be reading at Vassar College on 15th February as a guest of Amitava Kumar. On 24th February I'll be reading at a Bookforum

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A woman reading a book

The Millions blog is doing its annual 'year in reading' series, not restricted to books published in 2009.  Participants so far include Jonathan Lethem, Philip Lopate and me...

 

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