Curiosities

August 17, 2011

Mark Your Calendars 0

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Winnie the Pooh turns 90 on August 21st.

August 16, 2011

Zone One Excerpt 0

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As stated on his website, you can now read the first section of Colson Whitehead‘s forthcoming Zone One. (Scribd). The book will release this October, and it was tapped in our “Great Second Half of 2011 Book Preview.”

August 16, 2011

The Art of Fielding: The Show 1

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Chad Harbach‘s The Art of Fielding may get its own HBO series, reports Variety. Additionally, if you subscribe to n+1, they’ll include a copy of the book when it releases.

August 16, 2011

Tao Lin in the News 1

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Tao Lin signed a book deal with Vintage Books for his forthcoming novel Taipei, Taiwan. Carles of HipsterRunoff fame wished the author well with an eCard, and the New York Observer discussed the author’s developing movie project.

August 16, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Waldman, Kline 0

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A pair of debuts are making waves this week. Amy Waldman’s The Submission ponders an alternate present in which a Muslim man is the anonymous winner of the search for a design to build the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero. Ernest Kline’s Player One is a “genre-busting,” pop culture-infused take on the virtual reality future […]

August 15, 2011

The Awl’s Poetry Section 0

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Poet Mark Bibbins is the author of The Dance of No Feelings, and he is also the poetry editor for The Awl. So far he’s published poems from Michael Shiavo, Rebecca Keith, Ben Lerner, and many others.

August 15, 2011

“Beck has published nine books since 2008″ 0

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Laurie Winer‘s exploration of Glenn Beck‘s literary career is sure to raise some eyebrows.

August 15, 2011

Gay Talese Has His Own Lapel Shape 0

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Put This On is a “web series about dressing like a grown up.” In their seventh episode, they drop by the Corduroy Appreciation Club’s annual meeting, and they also check out Gay Talese‘s closet.

August 14, 2011

All the Pretty Horses 0

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There’s a quiet war being waged against Wyoming’s wild horse population, reports The Altantic‘s Andrew Cohen.

August 14, 2011

Curated Book Lists 0

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New York City’s iconic Strand bookstore features prominent authors’ curated book collections on their website. Here’s Jennifer Egan‘s. Here’s Art Spiegelman‘s.