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How do you organize your books?

AVQ&AWelcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.  This week’s question comes from A.V. Club Managing Editor Caitlin PenzeyMoog:How do you organize your books?Caitlin PenzeyMoogPhoto: Caitlin PenzeyMoogI…

6 Books: Where to Start with Algerian Literature

My favorite Algerian book critic, Dr. Nadia Ghanem, has put together an overview of who’s who—and what’s what—when it comes to Algerian literature in English.In total, she found around 100 books. The first French translation of an Algerian literary work was published in 1956. After that, the first Arabic translation—of Taher Wattar’s The Earthquake—came in 2001. As…

Books News: Bollingen Prize in American Poetry and Nominees for the National Book Critics Circle and Edgar Allan Poe Awards Are Announced

Books|Bollingen Prize in American Poetry and Nominees for the National Book Critics Circle and Edgar Allan Poe Awards Are AnnouncedBooks NewsImageYale University awarded the $165,000 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry to Charles Bernstein.CreditCreditUniversity of PennsylvaniaThe Oscar nominations get all the attention, but Tuesday was a busy day for literary honors as well. Yale University awarded…