The top ten books that I didn’t read this year include Hitchens’ Mortality, Ron Rash’s The Cove, and Junot Diaz’s This Is How You Lose Her.
Peter Ames Carlin’s Bruce is the first Springsteen biography in 25 years to be written with complete access to the Boss.
Stephen Elliott is making a Happy Baby movie (with your help), Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is a religious experience, and the NY Times overlooks 25 good books.
The 2012 National Book Award winners will be announced November 14th. Here are some facts you should (or shouldn’t?) know about the finalists.
Notable book releases for early November 2012, writing advice for NaNoWrimo and self-publishers, a memoir of the literary life by Michele Filgate, and more.
A roundup of literary links involving Asheville, surrealism, Jess Walter, Whore Stories, Nicholson Baker, and more.
Have you ever claimed to read a book that you never actually finished? Plus news on Jonah Lehrer, Josh Ritter, and the Million Writers Award.
Lit-link roundup: Pulitzer Do-Over, 50 Short Fictions at Wigleaf, Nick Antosca, Blake Butler, Alix Ohlin, TMN contest, Baffler fundraiser and more.
“You could say these stories are meant to shock, but we all know that we live in an unshockable age.”
This week’s links include the luck of artistic success, DFW and Don DeLillo, Teju Cole’s Small Fates and more.
A lazy Monday, so I just wanted to let you know that Jackie Corley and friends have now provided you with 10 years of Word Riot. We say: Here’s to 10 more years.
“The beautiful thing about memoir is also the thing that makes it the most appalling: It’s actually you on the page.”