Publications

Ten Books to Read in September, Between the Lines, BBC.com, August 28, 2015.

Five Books Making News This Week: Katrina, the Fall of Saigon, Opium Wars, Maine August 11, 2015.

Five Books Making News This Week: Greatest literary writers: Vollman, Lispector, and Yanagihara August 4, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in August, Between the Lines, BBC.com, July 31, 2015.

Ten Books Making News This Week: Retromix: Seuss, Didion, and Doctorow. The Literary Hub, July 28, 2015.

Watchman versus Between the World and Me. Review of the reviews #2, The Literary Hub, July 21, 2015.

Will Go Set a Watchman Spoil Mockingbird? Review of the reviews #1, The Literary Hub, July 14, 2015.

W.B. Yeats Turns 150: The 20th Century's Greatest Poet? Between the Lines, BBC.com, June 12, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in July, Between the Lines, BBC.com, June 26, 2015.

2015's Best Beach Reads, Between the Lines, BBC.com, June 8, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in June, Between the Lines, BBC.com, May 28, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in May, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, April 30, 2015.

The 11 Greatest Children's Books Ever, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, April 2, 2015

Ten Books to Read in April, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, March 30, 2015.

The Greatest Year for Books Ever? Between the Lines column, BBC.com. March 10, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in March. Between the Lines column, BBC.com. February 26, 2015.

Review of Samantha Shannon's The Mime Order, NPR.org, January 29, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in February, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, January 29, 2015.

The 21st Century's 12 Best Novels, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, January 19, 2015.

New Year's Reading Resolution, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, January 2, 2015.

Ten Books to Read in 2015, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, December 30, 2014.

Ten Best Books of 2014, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, December 24, 2014.

"My Celebrity Goat," flash fiction, New Flash Fiction Review, December 15, 2014.

NPR's Book Concierge: Top books of 2014. December 3, 2014.

Ten Books to Read in December, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, November 28, 2014.

Tolkien: Hobbits and Hippies, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, November 20, 2014.

Review of Alice Munro's Family Furnishings, NPR.org, November 13, 2014.

Spies Who Came in from the Cold, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, November 7, 2014.

Is Stephen King a Great Writer? Between the Lines column, BBC.com, October 31, 2014.

Ten Books to Read in November, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, October 28, 2014.

Dylan Thomas, Rock'n Roll Poet, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, October 16, 2014.

Ten Books to Read in October, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, September 27, 2014.

Review of Monica McFawn's Bright Shards of Someplace Else, NPR.org., September 21, 2014.

Borges: The 20th Century's Greatest Writer? Between the Lines column, BBC.com, September 2, 2014.

Vikram Chandra Is a Novelist Obsessed with Writing Computer Code, The Daily Beast, August 29, 2014.

Ten Books to Read This Fall, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, August 19, 2014.

Best 007 Novels After Fleming, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, August 8, 2014.

Review of Richard House's The Kills, NPR.org, August 7, 2014.

'Weed,' flash fiction in 100 word story. August 2014.

Ten Underrated Crime Writers, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, July 21, 2014.

French Riviera: Sunny Place for Shady People, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, July 11, 2014.

Frank O'Hara, Poet of the Mad Men Era, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, June 26, 2014.

What 'Game of Thrones' Owes to J. R.R. Tolkien, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, June 16, 2014.

Review of Lily King's novel "Euphoria," NPR.org, June 5, 2014

A Book Lover's Guide to Brazil, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, June 4, 2014.

The Best Summer Books to Read, Between the Lines column, BBC. com, May 22, 2014

Huck and Jim Ride the River of Time, review of Norman Lock's "The Boy in His Winter," NPR.org, May 15, 2014.

The Bookworm's Guide to Hong Kong, Between the Lines column, BBC.com, May 15, 2014

Can Literary Talent be Inherited--Passed from Mother to Daughter? Between the Lines column, BBC.com, May 8, 2014

Review of Mona Simpson's "Casebook," The Boston Globe, May 3, 2014

Does Sigmund Freud Still Matter? Between the Lines column, BBC.com, April 22, 2014.

Why is Rumi the US's Best Selling Poet? Between the Lines column, BBC.com. April 14, 2014.

The Great Writers Inspired Behind Bars. Between the Lines column, BBC.com. March 27, 2014.

Was Chinua Achebe Africa's Most Influential Author? Between the Lines column, BBC.com, March 20, 2014.

How the World Wide Web Changed Literature. Between the Lines column, BBC.com, March 4, 2014.

Yiyun Li Takes on Evil in Kinder than Solitude. Interview, The Daily Beast. February 27, 2014.

The Best Books to Read Spring 2014. Between the Lines column, BBC.com, February 27, 2014.

Isabel Allende's Controversial New Thriller. Interview, The Daily Beast. February 24, 2104.

Harrowing Memories, Intersecting Lives. Review of Susan Minot's Thirty Girls, NPR.org, February 12, 2014.

Review of Valerie Martin's "The Ghost of the Marie Celeste," The Boston Globe, February 5, 2014.

William S. Burroughs, the 'godfather of punk' remembered. An oral history on his centenary for BBC.com, February 5, 2014.

Review of Rachel Urquhart's "The Visionist," NPR.org, January 17, 2014.

"Absinthe: How the Green Fairy Became Literature's Drink," BBC.com. January 9, 2014.

"Opening the Literary Liquor Cabinet in 'Echo Spring,'" NPR.org, December 31, 2013.

Top 10 Books of 2013, BBC.com, December 18, 2013.

"Best Short Story Collections of 2013," NPR.org, December 2013.

Review of Amy Tan's "The Valley of Amazement," NPR.org, November 9, 2013.

"The Business of Sex," Amy Tan talks about her new novel, "The Valley of Amazement," The Daily Beast, November 8, 2013.

"Murder, She Wrote," Jayne Anne Phillips talks about her new novel, "Quiet Dell," The Daily Beast, October 21, 2013.

"Traveling with Spirits," review of Valerie Martin novel for Minneapolis Star-Tribune, September 7, 2013.

"Now There Are 5," report on the Penguin Random House merger, Library Journal, September 2013.

"The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," review of Bob Shacochis novel, The Boston Globe, August 31, 2013.

"Faulkner of the Oil Country," Interview with Rick Bass about his new novel, "All the Land to Hold Us," The Daily Beast, August 22, 2013.

"Raymond Carver and His Editor Re-imagined in 'Scissors,' " review of Stephane Michaka novel, NPR.org, August 21, 2013.

Review of Samantha Shannon's "The Bone Season," NPR.org, August 18, 2013.

"The House that Slavery Built," Interview with Mac Griswold, author of "The Manor," The Daily Beast, July 15, 2013.

Review of Travis Nichols' "The More You Ignore Me," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 9, 2013.

"A Troubled Iraq War Vet Goes Home in Roxana Robinson's 'Sparta,'" Interview in The Daily Beast, June 3, 2013.

Review of Janet Frame's "Between My Father and the King," The Boston Globe, May 26, 2013.

"Three Must-read Story Collections," reviews of Rebecca Lee's "Bobcats," Lily Tuck's "The House at Belle Fontaine," and Janet Frame's "Between My Father and the King," The Daily Beast, May 24, 2013.

Review of Claire Messud's novel "The Woman Upstairs," NPR.org, April 25, 2013.

"Endless Summer: Meg Wolitzer talks about her novel 'The Interestings,'" The Daily Beast, April 16, 2013.

"'Last Friends'by Jane Gardam reviewed in The Boston Globe, April 6, 2013.

"The Devil and Woodrow Wilson," interview with Joyce Carol Oates about her novel "The Accursed," March 19, 2013, The Daily Beast.

"Tender Portraits of Worn-Down Women in 'This Close.'" Review of Jessica Francis Kane's second story collection, NPR.org, March 14, 2013.

"The Woman Behind Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother'." Interview with Marisa Silver re her novel, "Mary Coin," The Daily Beast, March 11, 2013.

Review of Jamaica Kincaid's novel "See Now Then," The Boston Globe, February 16, 2013.

Interview with Tracy Chevalier re her novel, "The Last Runaway," The Daily Beast, January 17, 2013.

Review of George Saunders' story collection, "Tenth of December," the Boston Globe, January 13, 2013.

Review of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis, Oprah pick, for San Francisco Chronicle, January 6, 2013.

NPR "Weekend Edition" commentary on Luis Jaramillo's "The Doctor's Wife," one of my top 5 short story collections of 2012, December 29, 2012.

"Short Stories to Savor on a Winter Weekend," end-of-year best short story collections of 2012, NPR.org, November 26, 2012.

Alice Munro's "Dear Life," reviewed for The Boston Globe, November 16, 2012.

"Richard Russo Talks about Memoir 'Elsewhere' and His Mother's Illness," The Daily Beast, November 12, 2012.

Review of Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior," San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2012.

"Confessions of a Blasphemer: Sherman Alexie on Blasphemy, his stand up comedy career, and 5 surprising facts about Indians." Interview with Sherman Alexie, The Daily Beast, October 17, 2012.

Review of Louise Erdrich's "The Round House," The Boston Globe, October 6, 2012.

"A.M. Homes' Cain and Abel," interview with A.M. Homes re her novel, "May We Be Forgiven," The Daily Beast, September 29, 2012.

"A lyrical portrait of life and death in the orchard," review of "The Orchardist," Amanda Coplin, for NPR.org, August 23, 2012.

"The devil is in the details," review of Victor LaValle's "The Devil in Silver," the Boston Globe, August 19, 2012.

"A Broken Family Navigates "The World Without You," review of Joshua Henkin Novel, NPR.org, June 27, 2012.

"Inside" and "Signs and Wonders," two books by Alix Ohlin,review in The Boston Globe, June 10, 2012.

"'The Newlyweds' gives uncanny take on immigrant dream,'" review of Nell Freudenberger's 'The Newlyweds,' the Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2012.

Interview with Richard Ford on his new novel "Canada," The Daily Beast, May 31, 2012.

"The evocative power of possessions,"review of Dawn Raffel's memoir "The Secret Life of Objects" for The Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row, May 31, 2012.

"Contents of House," short story in Long Island Noir, edited by Kaylie Jones, Akashic Books, May 2013.

Interview with Kathryn Harrison re Rasputin and her new novel, "Enchantments," The Daily Beast, March 29, 2012.

Review of "The Vanishers" by Heidi Julavits, The Boston Globe, March 25, 2012.

"Madeline Miller Discusses 'The Song of Achilles," The Daily Beast.

"Contents May Have Shifted," review of Pam Houston's novel, Boston Globe, February 26, 2012.

"Nathan Englander Talks About His New Story Collection, Philip Roth, Twitter, and More," Interview with Nathan Englander re "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," The Daily Beast, February 25, 2012.

"As It Was in the Beginning," review of Ramona Ausubel's first novel, "No One Is Here Except All of Us," The New York Times Book Review, February 5, 2012.

"How It All Began," review of Penelope Lively novel, Boston Globe, January 15, 2012.


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I'm looking for the article "When bad bosses happen to good people." Can you tell me where to find it?

Read and was disappointed in your article on so called British writing on the BBC. Which in my opinion should have been about English writing as it does not give the Colonial American, the Welsh, The Irish and the Scots literary equality and bands all as British.

No Scot, Irish, Welsh or American wants to be British they have a right to their own identity outside the strictures of an Empire who wanted to bleed the natural resources of each people and educate then to believe that should be one unified cultural people.

However if you want the people of the USA to be British as the Scots, Irish and Welsh have been bloodily forced to be, keep propagating the British Imperialist nonsense as seen in your article

I am deeply sorry to see that you are pedaling the "Britishness" thing. We do not have the British language taught,we have the English language et al....

Britishness was invented to make the people of the occupied territories and the Colonies more English.


Britishness was invented after the 1680 and the Act of Union 1707 (like the Union Jack)and the expression of Britishness, so was "closely bound up with Protestantism". Neither, the Colonial Americans, Scots , Irish or the Welsh were consulted when their English Masters decided that we should all become British as a model to become less nationalist,regional and independent of culture and therefore more English.
Please read the Last of the Mohicans where the English officer is insulting the colonials

Think what the USA would have been if it had been made more British and not had a revolution.

Once again since 1945 another American is nostalgic for Churchillian Britishness which is really English Imperialism disguised.

Unlike you, I have no fancy education but I can see through the propaganda...which the educated perpetuate as a way to subjugate peoples to empires. Did not America's colonies escape the Britishness by seeking indepencence.

Please forget the aspirin of Britishness and tell the truth...Englishness.

Stefan Nyland