Books including 'The Lowland' by Jhumpa Lahiri and 'We Need New Names' by NoViolet Bulawayo made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize this year, and some are calling the shortened list of nominees the best in years.
While some books on this year's Man Booker prize long list have gotten buzz here in the US, none of them compare (so far) with the success of last year's winner, Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies.'
From Walt Whitman to Jonathan Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds a unique place in America’s literary history.
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They have to fight to overcome one glaring statistic: Only 3 percent of the books published in the US each year are books in translation.