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Heidi Julavits and Hari Kunzru

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There’s nothing better than going to readings of authors whose prose you admire and finding out that they’re even smarter, cooler, and funnier than their writing suggests. (Something I wish would happen more often in the online dating world…but I digress.) At WORD on Wednesday night, I found this to be true for both authors celebrating their books’ paperback release: Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers/co-editor of The Believer) and Hari Zunzru (Gods Without Men/essayist/social media extraordinaire).

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Natasha Wimmer

Bolaño! Anyone who’s read his twisty, tricky writing must admit that his translator has her work cut out for her. And not only in terms of word choice and style. In order to best translate the late Chilean’s new book of speeches and essays, Natasha sifted through his contradictory words, reading lists and historical background. Lucky for us, she provided some choice conclusions at McNally Jackson last night.

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