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The Schmooze

Out and About: Gary Shteyngart Wins Wodehouse Prize; Sol LeWitt at City Hall

  • Flavorwire previews an exhibit of sculptures by Sol LeWitt, on view in New York at City Hall Park.

  • Gary Shteyngart has won the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction, the first American to ever receive the honor.

  • In Bob Dylan birthday news this week, singer-songwriter Nikki Jean performs one of his unfinished songs, while newly released interview tapes from 1966 show him in a darker mood.

  • Adam Kirsch reviews “Leeches,” a novel by Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari.

  • The New York Times profiles French-Jewish playwright Yasmina Reza.

  • Irish novelist John Banville has won the Franz Kafka prize, which some say augurs the Nobel.

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