Articles by Sonya Chung

December 2, 2009

Cormac McCarthy’s Typewriter 0

On Friday, Christie’s will be auctioning off Cormac McCarthy‘s Olivetti manual typewriter, which he’s had since 1963.  Looks like you need to make sure you’ve got at least $15,000 in your checking account if you plan on bidding. (NY Times article here)

December 2, 2009

Eye-Candy Gift Books 0

Boldtype offers up a list of “10 Awesome Books to Give to Your Non-Reading Friends,” i.e. eye-candy gift books.

November 30, 2009

Jaipur Literature Festival 0

Touted as Asia’s leading literature event, the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is gearing up for it January 2010 program.

November 30, 2009

Russian Literary News 1

Russian literary news and awards — i.e. winners and runners-up of Russia’s Big Book Award — at Lizok’s Bookshelf.

November 30, 2009

Why College Professors Don’t Envy the Young 0

On Why College Professors Don’t Envy the Young, at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

November 23, 2009

Dogs, Revolutionary Road, and The Thunderous Sea of Silence 6

On the violence of Richard Yates’s dialog, the failures of human speech in everyday life, and the silent togetherness of man and dog.

November 18, 2009

Junot Diaz on What is a Writer 0

Junot Díaz writes in O. Magazine about the harrowing, doubt-and-terror-filled decade-plus he spent writing his Pulitzer-prize winning first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

November 10, 2009

Rosenbaum on Nabokov’s Laura 0

Slate’s Ron Rosenbaum talks with Brooke Gladstone of NPRs On the Media about posthumous publishing, specifically Nabokov, but also Kafka and in general.

November 6, 2009

This Is Michael Jackson 12

What could be more compelling than film footage of the King of Pop so clearly not meant for our eyes?

November 3, 2009

Maureen Corrigan on Lacuna 0

NPR’s Maureen Corrigan applauds Barbara Kingsolver‘s Lacuna for “single-handedly keeping consumer zest alive for the literary novel,” as “the only literary novel caught in the cross hairs” of the price wars waged by Wal-mart, Amazon, and Target against booksellers (the others being genre novels).  As for the book itself: “I wish I could say she […]