Curiosities

December 16, 2011

Unheralded Greats 0

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Taylor Antrim takes a page out of Roxane Gay’s book and “goes in search of great 2011 fiction unjustly ignored by The New York Times.”

December 16, 2011

More On Hitchens 1

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In tribute to the passing of Christopher Hitchens, The Browser has collected some of his essays. His final memoir will be released in the states in April of next year.

December 16, 2011

A Peek Behind the Curtain 0

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Want to learn more about our acclaimed, annual Year in Reading series? At Electric Literature, I talk about how it started, how we put it together, and some of my favorite entries from years past.

December 16, 2011

We’ll Miss Hitch 0

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Vanity Fair remembers Christopher Hitchens, a favorite of ours who was always fun to root for, and who, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, died last night. Andrew Sullivan remembers an email exchange from happier times. Hitchens’ ebook from this year, The Enemy, is in our Hall of Fame, and we reviewed his memoir, […]

December 15, 2011

Most Overrated Books 2

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The Most Overrated Books of 2011 according to NY Daily News, and Steve Jobs is included?

December 15, 2011

Winter Reads: The Little House Books 0

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books bring an icy take on America in winter. To Guardian reader Alison Gibbsme, “as a child, they were full of adventure and excitement; as an adult I am shocked at how full of danger they are.”

December 15, 2011

Steve Jobs Goes Graphic 0

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Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been immortalized in books, documentaries, and TV specials, with rumors that his story might eventually make its way to the big screen. Now you can add graphic novel to that list; on Tuesday PC Magazine noted the release of The Zen of Steve Jobs.

December 15, 2011

Russell Hoban Dies at 86 0

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Russell Hoban, a prolific author who created Frances, a girl who appeared in the guise of a badger in seven books for children (Bedtime was always my favorite), died on Tuesday in London. He was 86.

December 15, 2011

Grand Officier Yaşar Bey 0

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On December 17, Turkish author Yaşar Kemal will be decorated as a Grand Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur.  Kemal received the rank of Commander in 1984.  Read his contribution to our Year in Reading series here.  (Via HaberTürk.)

December 14, 2011

Holiday OuLiPo 0

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This holiday season, show a little restraint. Write a short short that uses each word only once, and email it to [email protected] by December 31 at midnight for your chance to win Electric Literature vol. 1 and be published on their blog, The Outlet. Further details available here.