Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:
Friday, December 20, 2013
Paul Torday was 67. Also: J.K. Rowling will collaborate on a Harry Potter play; Dave Eggers opines on privacy rights; and The New Yorker launches a poetry podcast.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Also: The Anarchist Cookbook's author says it's time for that book to disappear; and a recipe for "Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake."
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
There's a theory that the bad guys tend to lose in fantasy novels because they just don't eat well or get out enough. Other news: Romance novelist Janet Daily, who admitted to plagiarism, dies; and boxer Mike Tyson writes about his reading life.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Also: The British Library releases more than 1 million images to Flickr; the resistible charms of Alain de Botton; and the earliest prison diary written by a black man or woman.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Also: The Dictionary of American Regional English goes digital; Alice Gregory on the literature of anorexia; the censorship policies at Guantánamo Bay.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Also: Lila Perl died at 92; David Foster Wallace and grammar; NEA grants awarded.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Also: Jennifer Szalai on the problem with "guilty pleasures"; Mike Tyson denied entry into the U.K.; portrait of Jane Austen sold at auction.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Also: comparing Nora Ephron and Joan Didion; more literary celebrations of Nelson Mandela; the best book coming out this week.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Also: Ursula K. Le Guin on being called a "sci-fi writer"; new poems from John Ashbery; Richard Brody on Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge."
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Also: Marina Warner considers sea monsters; Apple gripes about its court-appointed monitor; Ian Rankin on being paid to write.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Also: a new short story from Romesh Gunesekera; Patricia Cornwell on why she might have been an archaeologist.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Also: A newly published essay by C.S. Lewis; exploring Middle-Earth; Salman Rushdie on the Internet.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Also: a debate on the value of literary prizes; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton on prize-related nightmares; and Doris Lessing's reaction to winning the Nobel.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A visibly shocked James McBride picked up the fiction prize for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins up with abolitionist John Brown. The nonfiction award was won by George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Also: Malala Yousafzai's book is banned in Pakistan's private schools; Jonathan Franzen on Harriet the Spy; the best books coming out this week.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Also: the shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Antarctica's new writer in residence; Buzzfeed won't "talk smack" about books.