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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.


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Company Location(s): New York, NY
Description: Welcome to the literary review Michael Cunningham calls "an answered prayer."

Following Artforum's practice in contemporary art, Bookforum provides coverage by and about the world's best writers, including Germaine Greer, Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Billy Collins, and Claire Messud, with contributions by such scholars as Morris Dickstein, Marjorie Perloff, Jeffrey Frank, Gershom Gorenberg, and Richard Wolin.

The pieces in Bookforum are about what's possible in writing and publishing. That has made it a magazine worth waiting for, issue by issue, and a magazine where writers feel they've missed a bet if, issue by issue, they are not in its pages. ?Greil Marcus

From fiction to philosophy, politics to the arts, each issue of Bookforum will captivate you. Learn from Pulitzer Prize?winning historian William S. McFeely how the US relinquished its commitment to equality, or why, according to leading Shakespeare biographer James Shapiro, the "Shakespeare Wars" never got started. And find out why Richard Powers may be our brainiest novelist.

Bookforum is an essential antidote to complacency in the world of writing and publishing?a shot of oxygen direct to the brain. ?Jonathan Lethem

Bookforum is unique in its coverage of the best and most interesting new titles drawn from a spectrum of independent and university publishers. Recent issues include Phillip Lopate, Irvine Welsh, James Ivory, and many others on the history of translating fiction into film; Studs Terkel and Terry Gross on the art of the literary interview; and Hazel Rowley on Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre's travels in Amazonia.

A showcase for rigorous and elegant writing. A best-kept secret. ?Village Voice

From fairy tales (Heather Caldwell on Hans Christian Andersen) to fascism (Sanford Kwinter on Peter Eisenman's Giuseppe Terragni), sex (Toni Bentley on Laura Kipnis) to memory (excerpts from Thomas Bernhard's first novel), Bookforum seeks to tell it all (in interviews with William T. Vollman, Susan Sontag, Amy Hempel, Jim Crace, John Ashbery, Nadine Gordimer, and others).

Bookforum is an agora for me?42nd Street, State & Dearborn?a place where a totally strange and odd mix of visual people and literary people congregate and talk smart stuff. ?Lindsay Waters
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