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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

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Photo by Ilja Keizer Review: 'The Discomfort of Evening,' by , translated by Michele Hutchison FICTION: A 10-year-old girl tries to come to grips with her brother's death in a family of dysfunction and pain. By Marion Winik Special to the Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 — 10:35AM The Booker International Prize has gone to the youngest author ever, a 29-year-old Dutch writer named , who uses they/them pronouns, and their translator Michele Hutchison. One judge described “The Discomfort of Evening” as “a tender and visceral evocation of a childhood caught between shame and salvation.” Having just finished the book,...

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2020-05-15

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CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – If you’re going to be on a trip for a few days, you might plan to bring a small suitcase for all your clothes and other items.  But what if it’s one of those trips where you spend most of your time walking from place to place—maybe you’re sightseeing a big city like Washington DC, London, or Hong Kong—and you plan to stay wherever you find yourself.  It isn’t really practical to drag a suitcase around all day; what you really need is a good travel backpack instead.  Is the new IndieGoGo-funded travel backpack from Pakt the...

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