The paperback edition of Sukhdev Sandhu's Night Haunts continues to garner great reviews, the latest from the Guardian:
In a vivid series of vignettes, Sandhu traverses the capital, inspired by HV Morton's 1926 The Nights of London. But where Morton saw a trove of treasure, Sandhu hears voices crying in the dark: "Prayer is the true language of the night".
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As announced by Publishers Lunch today, Sara Paretsky has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, to be honored at their awards ceremony on April 28, 2011.
Paretsky, best known as the creator of the female private eye, V I Warshawski, is also the author of Writing in an Age of Silence—a book in which she explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work.
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In an article for Counterpunch, Steve Early, contributor to Rebel Rank and File, draws parallels between protests against King George III in late colonial America and the emergence of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU):
During the 1970s, a small slice of the trade union left was able to tap into working class discontent and workplace militancy in a very enduring way. The result, in the unlikely venue of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), was an on-going "Tea Party" in the best and original sense of that Boston-based organizing against economic royalists. Just as unruly protests against King George III in late colonial America didn't emerge in a vacuum, Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) was the product of a distinct historical period. It has, nevertheless, managed to survive over the last 35 years, and never stopped acting as a much-needed thorn-in-the-side to Teamster tories everywhere.