Meet Bookslut's new little sister Spolia, "A monthly literary magazine, devoted to the strange and to the wise."
It's the birthday of writer Charles Baxter. (Did that sentence make me sound like Garrison Keillor?)
Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun, has a new book out this week, her third novel: Americanah.
Journalist Stephen Rodrick's The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey into His Father's Life, also comes out this week. Rodrick wrote about his father in this month's issue of Men's Journal: "A Pilot's Son, Flying Solo."
This week we are also blessed with Walter Mosley's 5000th book, Little Green, another Easy Rawlins mystery.