Matthew Tiffany

Obama: literate

President, Mrs. Obama To Be Honorary Chairs of National Book Festival Ninth Annual Event on Sept. 26 Will Draw Book-Lovers to the National Mall (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 26, 2009 -- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2009 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library …

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Monday’s Margins: Really brief Memorial Day edition.

... There's an iPhone app on the way for Bookmooch.... The Fictionaut blog has started a "Rediscovered Reading" series. First up: Father Must by Rick Rofihe.... Real or hoax, I love it (and would love to see it copied everywhere): high school student opens his own lending library, of banned books, in his locker. Nice!

Monday’s Margins: Ha Jin, Paul Auster, a new e-book reader, and tools for readers and writers.

... The Granta summer fiction issue is available for purchase; it has Banville, an excerpt from Paul Auster's forthcoming novel Invisible, and a new Ha Jin story, which you can also read here.... Another entry in the e-book reader market: the COOL-ER. Their store has over 750,000 titles, their device will accept various formats. It …

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Monday’s Margins: Short stories, end of Sentences, value of writing, end of deep reading.

Short Story Month is in full effect. Wyatt Mason is closing up shop at Sentences and moving on to other matters. Look through the archives for lots of good material.In other countries, when the manuscripts of a treasured author are transported to a permanent archive, it is done under a veil of secrecy. Here, eh, …

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Monday’s Margins: An audio/visual book club, Evenson online, "Gilead" and the left, reference books, swine flu, and eARCs.

The Onion's AV Club has started an online book discussion group. Katherine Dunn's Geek Love is the first book up for chatting.A new online lit magazine, Wag's Revue, has a Brian Evenson story for your enjoyment. Evenson (The Open Curtain) has two new books right now: the detective/noir/gothic/psychotic Last Days and the short story collection …

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Monday’s Margins: Amazon Hates on the Gays; Towards a National Short Story Month; New Stories from Stephen Dixon, Chris Adrian, and Lydia Davis

People at Amazon.com must be wishing for a lot of things this morning, not least of which would be an established presence on Twitter, which was swamped over the weekend with discussion of Amazon de-listing the sales figures for books that in some way involve gay and lesbian issues. The online retail giant's search engine …

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