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April 13, 2011

Bloggers Sue Huffington Post 1

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A group of bloggers led by Jonathan Tasini have filed a class-action lawsuit against Huffington Post for $105 million, claiming a lack of compensation for their contributions.  Tasini hopes to set a precedent for content creators in the digital age.

April 13, 2011

Stephen King Talks about a New Story 0

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Stephen King talks to James Parker of The Atlantic about how his new short story came to be, his writing process, and the state of fiction today.  He also manages to work in his opinions on Judas Priest and Metallica.  Read “Herman Wouk is Still Alive” here.

April 13, 2011

Roald Dahl Excerpts on Cereal Boxes 0

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In an attempt to encourage kids to read, Puffin has struck a deal to place Roald Dahl excerpts on the back of at least 10 million cereal boxes in the UK.

April 13, 2011

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife 2

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Let’s just get this out of the way up front: Téa Obreht is the real deal.

April 12, 2011

The Eclectic IMPAC Shortlist Has Arrived 4

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The IMPAC sets itself apart with its unique approach.

April 12, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Wallace, O’Rourke, Levy 0

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It seems almost silly to mention it since the book’s been on shelves and discussed in the book pages for a couple of weeks now, but the “official” release date of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King is this Friday. (Our review was published today.) Meghan O’Rourke’s grief memoir The Long Goodbye is out this […]

April 12, 2011

The Burden of Meaningfulness: David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King 9

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Certainly Wallace had set himself a problem masochistic or quixotic in its difficulty: how to write an interesting novel about that byword for tedium, the IRS? And how to write a religious novel about the most disenchanted and secular of professions, namely accounting?

April 12, 2011

The Millions Interview: Peter Mountford 4

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The world most people live in has more in common with The Office than, say, Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!. But think of how uncommon it is to read a book about someone’s office job. Then count how often a debut author gets compared to Faulkner.

April 11, 2011

Kindle Now Sells for $114 for Those Who Don’t Mind ‘Special Offers’ 2

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Amazon has just dropped the price on the Kindle yet again, but it comes with a big caveat. The Kindle can now be had for $114 if you select a version of the device that peppers you with special offers (Examples: $10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card; $6 for 6 Audible Books; etc). Before the […]

April 11, 2011

Pevear and Volokhonsky on Leskov 2

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Granta talks to some translators of Russian literature about what they’re working on, and we learn that Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the first couple of Russian translation are working on a 600-page collection of stories by Nikolai Leskov, an underappreciated contemporary of Dostoevsky. Previously: The Millions interviews P&V.