January–February 2017, issue no. 388

Welcome to our January-February issue! Highlights of the double issue include:

  • Klaus Neumann on refugees
  • Angelo Loukakis on Don Watson
  • Gabriel García Ochoa – Letter from Mexico
  • Publisher of the Month – our new Q & A
  • Three new ABR Writers’ Fellowships, each worth $7,500

Highlights from the current issue

Adrian Walsh reviews 'Trillion Dollar Baby: How Norway Beat the Oil Giants and Won a Lasting Fortune' by Paul Cleary

Adrian Walsh

The casual visitor to Oslo, with little or no knowledge of Norway’s recent history, could be forgiven for being unaware that per capita this is one of the wealthiest ...

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Benjamin Madden reviews 'Empire of Things: How we became a world of consumers, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first' by Frank Trentmann

Benjamin Madden

If there is a single event that marks the maturity of a new field of study, it may well be the appearance of a sprawling monograph from a trade publisher ...

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Shannon Burns reviews 'Autumn' by Ali Smith

Shannon Burns

Ali Smith is a formally and thematically exuberant writer who takes obvious pleasure in the art of storytelling, the mutability of language, and slippages in representation ...

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Gillian Dooley reviews 'Extinctions' by Josephine Wilson

Gillian Dooley

Extinctions takes its time giving up its secrets, and there are some we will never know. One of its most persistent enigmas is what kind of book it is. I wondered ...

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