The author of this lacerating debut novel about war and heroin won't be going on book tour; he's got two more years to serve in prison.
Beverly Gologorsky's new book is "a rare working-class novel ... about the 2007-2009 foreclosure crisis and how it hit not those 'too big to fail,' but those too small not to be clobbered by it," writes TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt.
The Filipina writer talks about her passion for literature, the influence of poet Kenneth Rexroth and adapting "The Gangster of Love."
Author Gina Nahai's latest novel, "The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.," is a family epic that leaps from Tehran to Los Angeles and back again, blending murder mystery, history, myth and magic in a lively and lyrical read. Author Gina Nahai knows a thing or two about the Iranian Jewish diaspora in America -- she's part of it.