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Carl Djerassi Opens “Buch Wien” Book Fair

Carl Djerassi Opens “Buch Wien” Book Fair

The International book fair Buch Wien 2012 officially opens its doors 21 Nov, kicking off four days of readings and workshops in bookstores and cultural institutions throughout Vienna. Playwright Carl Djerassi has the honour of reading the opening address, the man perhaps better known as the inventor of the birth-control pill. He was born in […]

Book Review: Louis Begley’s Schmidt Steps Back

Reinventing the Anti-Hero: The Man Behind Schmidt Unlike many first-time novelists who make a splash on account of their youth, Louis Begley was nearly 60 when he strolled onto the literary scene in 1991 with his stunning debut, Wartime Lies. Begley’s autobiographical novel won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway First Fiction Award and several international literary prizes, […]

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