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Gnarly, dude: Leanne Shapton’s reading her new book at a surf shop. Related posts: Poolside Reading Leanne Shapton spoke with the New York Observer about drawing,... Paris Review to Publish Bolaño For its spring issue, the Paris Review will be publishing... A Year in Reading: Benjamin Anastas Reading the book from night to night is like sitting...
Fire and Forget, written by veterans (and one Army wife), stands as the best fictional account of the wars of the last decade and the contemporary military experience, and as such, is utterly damning of the devil’s bargain the nation...Show More Summary
For every download of “In Memory of a Friend, Teacher and Mentor,” Philip Roth’s eulogy to his high school teacher, the folks at Audible will donate a dollar to the Newark Public Library. Learn more in The Paris Review Daily’s new interview...Show More Summary
Bad news, guys: the longest word in the German language is officially no longer a word. Related posts: Wordy questions Did you ever wonder: “What is the longest English word?”... That’s a Mouthful The longest word in the English language is not antidisestablishmentarianism.... Late American Novel Fans Word is there have been sightings of the book I...
Today in New Zealand: Granta published a Kiwi short story in partnership with Commonwealth Writers. Related posts: Granta’s Horror Issue Granta‘s “Horror” issue was published just in time for Halloween,... Untranslated But Not Unloved...Show More Summary
The 1998 Minnesota State Spelling Bee. Only five competitors remain on stage, including me. I approach the microphone and listen for my assigned word: “nascence.” I fumble it. It’s a clear-cut defeat, but it’s also an escape, a leap into freedom, a birth. Show More Summary
New this week: TransAtlantic by Colum McCann, Big Brother by Lionel Shriver, Taipei by Tao Lin, Joyland by Stephen King, and The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani. Bonus Links: You can now subscribe to listings of literary new releases in your feed reader with this RSS feed. Plus, check out more new [...]Show More Summary
Recommended Viewing: Suicide and Autoportrait author Édouard Levé’s photography series, “Amérique.” The series looks at towns in the United States bearing the same names as towns in other countries. Related posts: Koestenbaum on Levé...Show More Summary
Hannah Means-Shannon shares a dispatch from the Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels in which Building Stories author (and Year in Reading alum) Chris Ware discusses his creative processes. Related posts: On the Brilliance...Show More Summary
Some popular titles are holding steady on the top of our list, while prize-winning novel debuts. Related posts: The Millions Top Ten: April 2013 Some popular titles are holding steady on the top of... The Millions Top Ten: January 2013 A new methodology and three debuts, including a new number... The Millions Top Ten: February 2013 Two books graduate to our Hall of Fame...
Following the recent exhumation of Pablo Neruda, “there is new evidence showing he was likely murdered by agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet.” A judge has subsequently ordered a hunt for the poet’s killer. Related posts: Pablo Neruda’s...Show More Summary
A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge are using Twitter to help research the rapidly disappearing Welsh language “[because] tweets don’t follow the conventions of written language” and instead “provide an authenticShow More Summary
“The University of Bologna in Italy has found what it says may be the oldest complete scroll of Judaism’s most important text, the Torah.” Related posts: Oldest Books The fine folks at the Vintage and Anchor Tumblr account... Oldest-Ever...Show More Summary
Kindle Worlds might seem like a vast step up for your average fanfic writer, the best of whom are paid in praise alone. If it didn’t feel like such a fundamental and remotely insulting misunderstanding of fan culture, if it didn’t feel...Show More Summary
“Mixer publishing, with guest editor Paul Tremblay (author of Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye), is offering a $1,200 honorarium for the best speculative/sci-fi story, graphic narrative (comic), or poem.” The contest deadline is June 30th. Related...Show More Summary
Thanks to NASA, three poets will have a chance to boldly go where no poets have gone before: Mars. Indeed, an online contest is currently open in which users can submit haiku to accompany the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission, which is scheduled for launch in late 2013. The MAVEN project will be [...]Show More Summary
“On the surface ‘The Lady with the Little Dog’ is a love story,” writes Elliott Holt in a blog post for The Missouri Review. “[It’s] a romantic one at that, but it’s also about the tension between the person we show the world and the one we keep to ourselves. The older I get, the [...]Show More Summary
In a recent interview with Bookforum, Wells Tower dropped an enticing little detail about his latest project: a novel. Playing coy with the interviewer, Tower admitted only that “it will concern a family and it will contain a good number...Show More Summary
A new season of The Bachelorette is upon us, and we all know what that means: a whole new batch of Leigh Stein’s Bachelorette poems! Related posts: Dispatch From Last Week’s Episode What better way to warm up for Leigh Stein’s forthcoming... Leigh...Show More Summary
Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and his wife KA Yoshida used an alphabet grid to translate the latest work of their autistic son, Naoki Higashida. The resulting memoir, The Reason I Jump, is scheduled for an August release. Hari Kunzru...Show More Summary