- More proof of the Gray Lady’s literary irrelevance: a two-page profile of Nicole Richie — not in the Style section, but the Books section. (via Moorish Girl)
- The National Review talks with James Ellroy: “What shocks people is when they find out that I’m not a liberal. When you don’t hold to the liberal orthodoxy in publishing and films, people are shocked. And they take that oh-how-can-you-be-that tack. Or they may take that how-can-you-be-so-uncool tack.”
- French literary prizes may be difficult for Houellebecq to nab, but Orham Pamuk picked up the Prix Medicis without any problems.
- 34 Japanese novels are being translated into English.
- Proving once again how little poetry is regarded these days: this terrible typo.
- Meeting Tom Cruise Helps Chinese Writer Fulfill Her American Dream. You’ve got to be shitting me.
- Alex Beam takes on Amazon Pages, pointing out that buying select pages is an effective way to avoid dogearring pages.
- An audio report of the 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” in Cambridge.
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