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The Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone, and Other News

October 23, 2012 | by

  • Call now! How to Sharpen Pencils comes to a TV near you.
  • Robert Gottlieb talks about editing the lurid novel The Best of Everything.
  • “A Dog barks, someone eats a watermelon, a car drives away”: the signifiers of literary fiction.
  • “Harriet Klausner claims to be a speed-reader. In the last decade, this former librarian has reviewed over 28,000 books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites.” On unmasking an online phenomenon.
  • Following Mo Yan’s Nobel win, the Chinese government has announced plans to turn his childhood home into the “Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone.”
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