This Week’s News and Reviews

Roundabout of Death
Faysal Khartash, trans. Max Weiss | New Vessel Press | 9781939931924 | May 2021
“Can a novel be simultaneously starkly realistic and utterly dreamlike? I wouldn’t have thought so, but Roundabout of Death makes a convincing argument that these two qualities can coexist within a single book to powerful effect. At times, the shifts between chapters feel like gaps in continuity; over time, though, it becomes apparent that these shifts are the point, the author’s way of illustrating the shocking changes in a wartime city.”—Words Without Borders

Radical Loving: One God, One World, One People
Rabbi Wayne Dosick | Monkfish Book Publishing | 9781948626279 | May 2021
“This lyrical and inspiring book sends out a prophetic call for us to discover our spiritual roots and have the courage to become voices for radical transformation representing the subtitle of One God, One World, One People.”—Paradigm Explorer

This morning on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, it was announced by the Canada Council for the Arts that If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger, translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Biblioasis) has won the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award in Translation.

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