Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Also: David Axelrod is writing a memoir; a Kindle creator has choice words for Amazon; Matthew Specktor on the purpose of literature.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Also: Christopher Hitchens on being spanked by the "Iron Lady"; Victoria Beale skewers Paulo Coelho; and Robert Silvers on the meaninglessness of the phrase "in terms of."
Monday, April 08, 2013
Also: The EU approves the merger between Penguin and Random House; Lemony Snicket describes the dangers of mayonnaise; and the best books coming out this week.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Also: Isabel Allende's love of Zorro; Lemony Snicket makes a Twitter appearance; Cat Marnell's book proposal was leaked.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Also: Mark Twain's advice to little girls; Benjamin Lytal on Vladimir Nabokov; and author and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Also: Scottish science fiction writer Iain Banks says he has late stage gall bladder cancer and likely won't live into 2014; a blog calculates the price of Hogwarts Castle; some unfounded literary rumors; and the "politically subversive" poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Also: Accidental haikus in The New York Times; Alanis Morissette is working on a book; the history of the word "clue."
Monday, April 01, 2013
Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Also: Amazon buys Goodreads; a new book from E. L. Doctorow; Ayn Rand on C.S. Lewis.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Also: The Daily Beast says it has uncovered more plagiarized passages in Jane Goodall's book; Junot Diaz goes head to head with Stephen Colbert on immigration.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Also: Barnes & Noble giving away free e-readers this week; Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis; and a teenage Hemingway's dimples.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Also: the best books coming out this week; Philip Roth on the joys of napping; Caroline Kennedy on books about Catholicism.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The world-famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died. Annalisa Quinn reflects on the legacy of Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Also: The book Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop wins an award for the oddest title of the year; Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail speaks to NPR; the end of the pronoun "whom."
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Also: Sam Lipsyte is interviewed by household pets; a new study tracks mood in literature; and Bret Easton Ellis' new book.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Also: Vladimir Nabokov's classroom rules; Condoleezza Rice is writing a book; a photo essay featuring Shakespeare & Company.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Also: English town may ban apostrophes on street signs; feminist romance novels; and Marie Ponsot wins the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The graphic memoir about growing up in revolutionary Iran has been pulled from 7th grade classrooms. Also: An "obituary" for Philip Roth's alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman; the resurgence of independent bookstores; and the best books coming out this week.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Also: Tan Twan Eng wins the Man Asian prize; Aaron Swartz posthumously honored by the American Library Association; Sheryl Sandberg on Madeleine L'Engle.