Monday’s Margins: Murakami, The New Inquiry, A Year in Reading

“Is our world less real than an unreal world? And if our sense of reality has fundamentally changed, how does that affect the stories we tell?” Bookforum reviews Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84.

The New York Times on the genesis of The New Inquiry, “a scrappy online journal and roving clubhouse that functions as an Intellectuals Anonymous of sorts for desperate members of the city’s literary underclass barred from the publishing establishment.” 

The Millions“A Year in Reading” feature is underway. Colum McCann, Jennifer Egan and Michael Schaub are among the contributors in 2011.

Has book blogging hit a wall? Jacket Copy on a potential end to the free flow of galleys for literary bloggers.

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