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Editor at The New York Times Book Review.

‘The Wallcreeper’ Is Nell Zink’s Debut Novel

nytimes.com — You don't read Nell Zink so much as step into the ring with her. Every sentence is a jab or feint, rigged for surprise. Every word feels like a verb. The plot leaps will give you vertigo. Her debut novel, "The Wallcreeper," is a very funny, very strange work of unhinged brilliance - rude sex comedy meets environmental tract.

The Book Reader: 'Deep Down Dark'

ny1.com — NY1 teams with contributors from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Slate.com and Essence Magazine to review the latest books and book-related trends. By: Parul Sehgal - The New York Times Text size: + - Parul Sehgal of The New York Times reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in "The Book Reader."

The Book Reader: 'Just Mercy'

ny1.com — NY1 teams with contributors from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Slate.com and Essence Magazine to review the latest books and book-related trends. By: Parul Sehgal - The New York Times Text size: + - Parul Sehgal of The New York Times reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in "The Book Reader."

Discussion and book club guide.

slate.com — To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Wild, click the arrow on the player below. Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab This month, Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, Slate staff writer Katy Waldman, and New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal discuss...

‘On Immunity,’ by Eula Biss

nytimes.com — (This book was selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014. For the rest of the list, click here.) Lucretius said to handle them with caution; Berkeley, not to handle them at all.

The Book Reader: 'A Deadly Wandering'

ny1.com — NY1 teams with contributors from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Slate.com and Essence Magazine to review the latest books and book-related trends. By: Parul Sehgal - The New York Times Text size: + - Parul Sehgal of The New York Times Book Review reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in The Book Reader.

Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy

ted.com — What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its "loneliness, longevity, grim thrill" -- that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from literature to show how jealousy is not so different from a quest for knowledge.

‘Atocha Station’ sequel posits a way to reimagine future

dispatch.com — N??EW YORK - On a recent afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, two poodles could be found lounging among the Monets. Nobody was studying the waterlilies; everyone was photographing the animals (allowed there as medical-alert dogs) - particularly the white one, which had fine braids woven into its hair.

The Book Reader: 'Excellent Sheep'

ny1.com — NY1 teams with contributors from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Slate.com and Essence Magazine to review the latest books and book-related trends. By: Parul Sehgal - The New York Times Text size: + - Parul Sehgal of The New York Times Book Review reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in The Book Reader.

Ben Lerner Imagines ‘Different Futures’ in His Novel ‘10:04’

nytimes.com — On a recent afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, two standard poodles could be found lounging among the Monets. No one was looking at the water lilies; everyone was photographing the animals (allowed there as medical-alert dogs), particularly the white one, which had fine braids woven into its hair.
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Dec 16, 2014

RT @EyalPress: "After a lot of soul searching, I agreed to do it," says psychologist paid $81 million to design torture program - nyti.ms/1A56jVr

Dec 14, 2014

RT @JamesFallows: In NYTBR my piece on K Armstrong’s Fields of Blood nytimes.com/2014/12/14/boo… Her point: politics adds violence to religion, not vice versa

Dec 13, 2014

RT @emserre: "Whenever I saw a fly in my cell, I was filled with joy."—Wrongfully detained Yemeni who spent 19 months in solitary. nytimes.com/2014/12/13/us/…

Dec 12, 2014

Gorgeous, sprawling @Andrew_Solomon review/essay on parenting advice & one "shockingly beautiful" book in particular nytimes.com/2014/12/14/boo…

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