On the Shelf
July 27, 2011 | by Sadie Stein
A cultural news roundup.
Just where are Cervantes’s bones?
Maurice Sendak’s new book, Bumble-Ardy.
Is this the worst sentence of the year?
The Man Booker Prize longlist is announced; it’s eclectic! The shortlist comes out in September.
Let’s not forget the Not Booker Prize.
This artist fought George Lucas, and won.
“Award-winning science-fiction writer Alastair Reynolds is to delve into the past of Doctor Who in a new novel that sees the Time Lord in his Jon Pertwee incarnation taking on the Master.”
And that’s not all: “new” Mickey Spillanes!
After twelve years, Whit Stillman has a new film. Damsels in Distress, starring Greta Gerwig, will close the Venice Film Festival.
“In an industry that has been upended by the growth of e-books, publishers are moving against convention by pushing paperbacks into publication earlier than usual, sometimes less than six months after they appeared in hardcover.”
Grace Coddington sells her memoir for seven figures to Random House.
Moist and other repulsive words.