Anthony Marra http://nwpr.org en Book News: It's True, Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-its-true-keith-richards-writing-childrens-book <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Rolling Stones guitarist <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/keith-richards-is-writing-a-childrens-book-yes-a-childrens-book/?partner=rss&emc=rss">Keith Richards is writing a children's book</a>.<em> Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar </em>is about Richard's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards' musical aspirations. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42696 at http://nwpr.org A Ukrainian Conscience Lost By Complicity, Recovered By Remorse http://nwpr.org/post/ukrainian-conscience-lost-complicity-recovered-remorse Anthony Marra <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/02/28/283999749/this-weeks-must-read-pedro-paramo">recommends</a> <em>Everything Flows</em> by Vasily Grossman as a way to understand the events unfolding in Ukraine. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Anthony Marra 42551 at http://nwpr.org A Ukrainian Conscience Lost By Complicity, Recovered By Remorse Power And Violence In Ukraine And Mexico http://nwpr.org/post/power-and-violence-ukraine-and-mexico This week's headlines have been dominated by the violent protests in Kiev, the ousting of President Victor Yanukovych, and the amassing of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border. Writer Anthony Marra says that if Soviet war journalist Vasily Grossman were alive today, he'd likely be breaking news from Independence Square.<p>And while workers on the lavish Kiev estate of Viktor Yanukovych were walking off the job, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in the middle class resort of Mazatlan. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:35:00 +0000 Anthony Marra 42241 at http://nwpr.org Power And Violence In Ukraine And Mexico A World A Few Degrees Of Whimsy Away From Our Own http://nwpr.org/post/world-few-degrees-whimsy-away-our-own <em>Anthony Marra is the author of </em>A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena.<p>Ditie, the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal's transcendent novel, <em>I Served the King of England</em>, is described in the jacket copy as "a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a deluxe Prague hotel." I first crossed paths with him when I, myself, was working as a night porter in a deluxe Edinburgh hotel.<p>It was the kind of place you'd stay at if you came to Scotland to, say, buy a castle. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:16:00 +0000 Anthony Marra 31712 at http://nwpr.org