- NaNoWriMo (not to be confused with NaDruWriNi, which we’ll be participating in this Saturday) begins today. Among the participants: Pete Anderson.
- It looks like 2006 will offer the return of Darren Aronofsky. Aside from directing an episode of Lost and overseeing the release of the years-in-production The Fountain, Aronofsky is in negotiations to direct Shannon Burke’s as-yet-unpublished novel, Black Flies.
- More on Lewis Libby as a novelist from Der Spiegel: Apparently, he composed such passages as “One of her breasts now hung loosely in his hand near his face and he knew not how best to touch her.” If Libby isn’t a shoe-in for some kind of postdated Bad Sex Award, then I don’t know who is.
- This may be the most frightening Guinness world record ever: L. Ron Hubbard is the world’s most translated author.
- Rebecca Traister weighs in on chick lit. She goes one step further than anyone who participated in yesterday’s interesting discussion, suggesting that today’s chick lit is recording women’s history.
- More on Anthony Burgess from the Belfast Telegraph.
- The Austin-American Statesman reports on the Texas Book Festival.
- The fall of indie publishing? (via Jeff)
- And Scott Turow considers himself a war novelist these days. No seriously.
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