We have just received word that What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford and In a New Light: Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert" will be featured in this Sunday's issue of the New York Times Book Review as part of its Holiday Gift Guide! All books in the guide have been selected by the editors. Stay tuned for more gift guide news.
The November 30 issue of the New Yorker will feature The Dictator's Last Night in its Briefly Noted section. Posted online on November 22, the reviewer was impressed by the "mesmerizing" reimagining of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's final night from his perspective, saying, "Unforgiving, unrepentant, and vicious, [Yasmina] Khadra's Qaddafi is also mercurial—sentimental when recalling his Bedouin childhood, darkly funny when mocking Arab dictators who accede too easily in the face of their people’s demands." This follows a review of the Gallic Books title in the Wall Street Journal, which called it "captivating and perversely delightful" on November 9. The Dictator's Last Night is scheduled for a review in the Shortlist of the New York Times Book Review on December 13.
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