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Join the Vox Book Club!

  • Throughout the month, we publish a series of discussion posts containing thoughts and discussion questions from Vox book critic Constance Grady, but we also have comments turned on and moderated so you can share your thoughts, too.
  • After a fantastic June spent discussing William Goldman’s The Princess Bride (watch a replay of the live event here!), in July we’ll turn to Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham.
  • We’re going to do two discussion posts in July, each with a special Vox guest star.
  • Sign up here to be notified about new book selections, discussions, and related live events.
  • Join Constance Grady, Soraya McDonald, and Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz live on Zoom.
  • The Vox Book Club’s live event covered how The Secret History fits into dark academia and why Bunny would be the worst at quarantine.
  • A May where you can’t go outside is the perfect time to read The Secret History.

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India bans TikTok, dozens of other Chinese apps

  • The Indian government on Monday evening said it was banning 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns that these apps were “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, and security of state and public order” in what is the latest standoff between the two most populated nations in the world.
  • All of the aforementioned apps are currently live on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in India.
  • Monday evening’s announcement is the latest standoff between the two neighboring nations following a deadly border earlier this month that stoked historical tensions between them.
  • Jayanth Kolla, an analyst at research firm Convergence Catalyst, said the move was surprising and could hurt livelihood of several people who count on the aforementioned apps for their businesses.

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The Running Novelist: Learning how to go the distance (2008)

  • When I thought about sitting down at my desk at home and starting to write, I realized that I didn’t even own a decent fountain pen.
  • By the following spring, when I got a phone call from an editor at Gunzo telling me that my novel had made the prize’s short list, I’d completely forgotten having entered the contest.
  • After this, while still running the jazz club, I produced a medium-length second novel, “Pinball, 1973.” I also wrote a few short stories and translated some by F.
  • If I had won the prize, I’d have been taken up by interviews and writing assignments, and I was afraid that this would interfere with my duties at the club.
  • Running the club had required constant physical labor, but once I was sitting at a desk writing all day I started putting on the pounds.

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