Colin Asher

Colin Asher

Colin Asher is the author of Never a Lovely so Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren (W.W. Norton, 2019), a literary biography written as a work of creative nonfiction. His writing has appeared in the Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, and many other publications.


10 entries by Colin Asher

Book Review

The Pages: A Novel

By Hugo Hamilton

The Pages: A Novel

A multilayered tale of cruelty and redemption told through the eyes of a century-old book.

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A Country for Dying

By Abdellah Taïa; translated by Emma Ramadan

A Country for Dying

This loosely constructed, vivid immigrant tale will both challenge and reward persevering readers.

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Death in Her Hands

By Ottessa Moshfegh

Death in Her Hands

A deeply affecting story about solitude and lost chances.

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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

A brilliant, multilayered ode to African American genius.

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Notes from an Apocalypse

By Mark O’Connell

Notes from an Apocalypse

A wise meditation on social collapse and those preoccupied with the thought of it.

Book Review

A Country for Dying: A Novel

By Abdellah Taïa; translated by Emma Ramadan

A Country for Dying: A Novel

This loosely constructed, vivid immigrant tale will both challenge and reward persevering readers.

Feature

An Interview with Lucile Scott

How the author wove disparate threads into a single, expansive work on American mysticism.

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Death in Her Hands: A Novel

By Ottessa Moshfegh

Death in Her Hands: A Novel

A deeply affecting story about solitude and lost chances.

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Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back

A wise meditation on social collapse and those preoccupied with the thought of it.

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The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

This chronicle of the problematic icon is well researched, sincere...and arguably unnecessary.