New books this week from Jonathan Lethem, Alice McDermott and others. Also: creating better literary conversations, lying about reading books, and ending the publishing industry’s long war on technology.
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Is Obama dissing indie bookstores? Why is self-publishing still scorned by literary awards? Why should anyone make words in the age of the image?
Bookslut has created “a monthly literary magazine, devoted to the strange and to the wise.” Also links to new books by Stephen Rodrick and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Notes on new books from Ron Rash and Emily Rapp, plus a well-deserved award nomination for a memoir.
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.