Watch the Trailer for the New Season of OITNB: Critical Linking, July 10

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by Flatiron Books and I’m Not Missing, the YA debut from Carrie Fountain.

I'm Not Missing


Watch the trailer for the new season of the hit series adaptation based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.


“The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction — both poetic and philosophical,” Baroness Helena Kennedy, chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, said in a statement. “As we celebrate the prize’s 50th anniversary, it’s a testament to the impact and legacy of the Man Booker Prize that all of the winning books are still in print.”

Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient won the Golden Man Booker Prize.


With the release of his acclaimed debut novel—which follows the struggles of Oakland Indians as their lives converge at a local powwow—Orange places himself in the vanguard of what some have described as a “Native Renaissance.” This wave in Native literature includes memoirist Terese Mailhot from the Seabird Island First Nation, who is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries; Billy-Ray Belcourt, a Driftpile Cree poet who just became the youngest-ever winner of the Canadian Griffin Prize for his first book This Wound is a World; and a community of emerging writers schooled in Indigenous movements and educated in institutions like the Santa Fe Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA), where Orange and Mailhot were classmates in the MFA program.

On the #MeToo movement, Sherman Alexie, and a new generation of Native writers.

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