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Junot Diaz — the Dominican-born, MacArthur genius, Pulitzer Prize-winning author — has written some of some of the most brilliant contemporary fiction about the immigrant experience. He spoke to Steve about his book "This Is How You Lose Her."

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."

the flame alphabet

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard recommends a chilling read: "The Flame Alphabet" by Ben Marcus.

Mythologies

Eric Jarosinski bookmarks "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes.

USA Trilogy

Kim Stanley Robinson recommends "The Greatest Story of the 1920's That We Have: The U.S.A. Trilogy" by John Dos Passos.

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.

Karl Ove Knaussgard

Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about his autobiographical novel, “My Struggle,” as well as his unorthodox approach to writing.

The Blue Sword

Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword."

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