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The Art of American Crime: Q&A with Dr. Jerome Loving on Jack and Norman: A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song”

By Marissa Kessenich

In a review for The New Republic, Sarah Weinman says of Jerome Loving’s recently released biography, “Jack and Norman is a book that makes one wonder why it took so long for someone to write a full-length treatment of the whole mess.” Read more

Secret Scripture’s Sebastian Barry on the journey from Dublin to Hollywood

By Kathleen Telling

Dublin-born author Sebastian Barry has received high praise for his novels, poetry, and plays alike. The mastermind behind a repertoire of over 20 published works, Barry weaves together the onward flow of modern Irish history, allusions to family folktales, and colorful characters with graceful sympathy. His 2008 novel, The Secret Scripture, is no exception to this stylistic triad. Read more