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January 19, 2013

A Book, Not a Blog. About (but not) Adoption. 0

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Matthew Salesses, whose forthcoming novel-in-stories I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (excerpt here) will publish in February, has started writing a book (on Tumblr) “(not) about adoption.” As Salesses notes in the blog’s first post, his new project “is not to be a memoir, or an op-ed, or a travel narrative, or an answer to […]

January 19, 2013

Sherwood Anderson Read by the Greats 0

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The Library of America celebrates the publication of Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories by posting audio recordings of nine famous writers reading ten of Anderson’s famous works. Hop on over to hear readings by Charles Baxter, Siri Hustvedt, Ben Marcus, Rick Moody, and Patricia Hempl.

January 18, 2013

And the Pulitzer, What’s Up with That? 0

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At Slate, Katy Waldman asks a simple question: what the heck is the point of the National Book Awards, anyway?

January 18, 2013

Previews, Ctd. 0

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If our own lengthy book preview wasn’t quite enough for your appetite, you might like the preview at Writers No One Reads. (It probably doesn’t hurt that their list includes Beckett and Borges.)

January 18, 2013

Like the Rugby Sestina 0

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Villanelles and football predictions go together surprisingly well.

January 18, 2013

And the Funnel Came Down 0

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“I had dreams about tornadoes. I dreamed of houses collapsing, people searching through rubble for dead bodies. Most of these dreams involved watching a large tornado in a field as it moved directly toward me. Like the scene early in the film The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy looks out the window and sees the […]

January 18, 2013

Il Maestro 0

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Everyone knows that Joyce grew up in Dublin, but few people know that he spent much of his life in Italy. At Open Letters Monthly, you can read a long piece on his years in the city of Trieste. (You can also try your hand at our quiz.)

January 17, 2013

Writers and Their Day Jobs 3

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Writing for Full Stop, Robert Fay asks, “If Mr. [T.S.] Eliot had to have a day job, why is it that writers and poets today are so cagey about what they do to pay the bills?” Previously, two of our staff writers have explored similar aspects of the same question.  In 2009, Emily St. John […]

January 17, 2013

Great 2013 (Genre) Book Preview 0

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Some readers wanted more genre titles to appear in our Great 2013 Book Preview – even though, cough cough, literary fiction is a genre. Well, perhaps this will sate their cravings. Charlie Jane Anders rounded up 54 books she and the rest of the io9 writers are “dying to read in 2013.”

January 17, 2013

Bond. Sixty Years of Bond. 0

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Beth Carswell takes a look at sixty years’ worth of James Bond book designs. Which one is your favorite?