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Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick

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While many economists have published books aiming to explain the financial collapse and Great Recession of 2008, Madrick has instead written about the fundamental misconceptions that lie at the heart of mainstream economics. And while the book isn’t nearly as lacerating as his Anti-Economist columns in Harper’s, it should be enough to make any laissez-faire believer have doubts.

The Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar


The Afflictions does not stop at a unique sickness and turn the consequences into a story. It catalogues a world of unknown ailments, touches upon the moral ramifications of each, and lets the reader imagine the rest.

Interview: Adrián Puentes, Latin American Literary Agent

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My goal is to change how the Latin Americans have to pass through Spain before being translated. That process could take years, but my goal is to move my writers directly from Latin America to the English language industry.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver


Rooms questions the way our memories shape who we become and how our secrets can not only capture us, but set us free.

A Little Lumpen Novelita by Roberto Bolaño


I know what you’re thinking: Really? New Directions published another book by Roberto Bolaño? How many more are there? Is the guy writing from beyond the grave? Do readers need another hundred-page Bolaño novella that can be read in one sitting? The answer to that question is yes.

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

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Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener