Reblog: The Curated Booklist What to Read Right Now

readers+writers journal

the curated booklist greyJuly 30, 2014

With so many global conflicts and crises this week, our Curated Booklist focuses on the international.  Click on any book to see its page or buy on

Lawrence in ArabiaLawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott AndersonFinalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.

Literature and war Literature and War: Conversations With Israeli and Palestinian Writers, by Runo Isakson. Journalist Runo Isakson, confronting the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, found himself wondering: How can literature play a role in helping the one side to see the other? To answer this question, he interviewed fifteen pre-eminent Israeli and Palestinian writers, asking them what role literature may play in creating dialogue, ending war, building peace…

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