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What Do Hell and Camelot Have in Common?

Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters that included the Harvard professor,Show More Summary

Newswire: Amazon teams up with Pizza Hut’s pages-for-pepperoni program Book It!

Doing its ongoing part to transform American children into overly literate, weak-eyed tubs of goo, Pizza Hut has announced that it’s expanding its long-running pizza bribery program Book It! via a partnership with Amazon. Parents who...Show More Summary

Search Continues for a New Home for the Tony Awards

Scouts for the annual awards show have begun visiting sites around New York.

Museum Directors Release Plan to Help Provide Safe Havens for Endangered Antiquties

The group that represents art museum directors has released protocols designed to help the holders of antiquities endangered by vandalism or looting find safe havens at museums.

The Tower That Enchanted Yeats

Local residents have restored Thoor Ballylee, which now offers the inspiration of this poet’s faint presence to readings and musical events.

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Aesop’s Fables

Read in an era of loudly shouted certainties, the stories are a refreshing reminder that sometimes morality should be a low-key, case-by-case matter.

You’re Invited

We have discussed the gender gap in literature more than once. At McSweeney’s, you’re invited to an all-male, all-white literary panel. Sounds fun.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship

It happens that the right book of the moment shows up right on your doorstep: The Social Sex: A history of Female Friendship, by Marilyn Yalom, co-written with Theresa Donovan Brown, was presented fresh off the press at my favorite local bookstore, The Book Passage, in Corte Madera. Show More Summary

Why Did They Ban Teen Fiction--'My Enemy, My Brother'--in 1983?

An eye-catching exhibit during Banned Book Week 2015 resurrects the history of a 1983 book-banning in Tucson, AZ. Below: The author's original copy of My Enemy, My Brother, banned in 1983 by Tucson, AZ's largest public school district,...Show More Summary

YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

When BookTuber Sasha Alsberg told me she chose Hollywood Witch Hunter to be the October "book of the month" for her virtual book club Perustopia, a read-a-long group she stared with with fellow BookTuber Regan Perusse, I was completely...Show More Summary

13 Important Stories to Celebrate Banned Books Week

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Greatness often breeds controversy, and this has certainly been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter has been banned for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for...Show More Summary

New Release Date for JJS Book

John Jeremiah Sullivan’s new book, The Prime Minister of Paradise, now has a UK release date: June 9, 2016. Read our own Bill Morris’s review of Pulphead.

Celebrating the Written Word at Thornwillow Press

Thornwillow Press is turning thirty and the publishing world is celebrating. An exhibition of Thornwillow books is currently on display at the Grolier Club, the grande dame of the publishing world that celebrated its own 130 years of the printed word last year. Show More Summary

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Big Mama

Recommended Reading: On Carmen Balcells, “The Woman Behind Latin America’s Literary Boom,” in The New Yorker. Her authors called her “Big Mama” after Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s queen of Macondo. She worked with many of the authors included on our Latin American Nobel Candidates list.

The Accidental Interrogation: Pinning Down Nikki Nelson-Hicks Part 2

This is Part 2 of 3 featuring my extended interrogation of Nikki Nelson-Hicks. She's a tough cookie, but I eventually opened her up like a can of cheap tuna... So hang with us as we continue or extended trip into the Nikkiverse... Sherlockian...Show More Summary

The Best Books of the Month, Part One: October

We are happiest when we make discoveries–when we find books that are a little off the radar. We also, of course, like to get our hands on the things people have been waiting for and talking about for months. In October we got a little bit of both.

Sodom in Potsdam

Reacquaintance with Germany is long overdue for most English people. Before 1914 it was at least as familiar as France… The post Sodom in Potsdam appeared first on The Spectator.

What is written down

Marcus Tullius Cicero was the ancient master of the ‘save’ key. He composed more letters, speeches and philosophy books than… The post What is written down appeared first on The Spectator.

To wit, deWitt

Patrick deWitt is a Canadian writer whose second novel, a picaresque and darkly comic western called The Sisters Brothers, was… The post To wit, deWitt appeared first on The Spectator.

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