On the Shelf
Did The Moviegoer Fix the NBAs? And Other News
November 5, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
It was considered a huge upset when The Moviegoer beat out Catch-22, Revolutionary Road, and Franny and Zooey for the 1962 National Book Award. Slate asks: Was the fix in? And why?
Speaking of snubbing Richard Yates: “Each time Yates shuffled into Roads that summer, I avoided making eye contact. Why didn’t he get help, join AA?” Leslie Absher recounts her interactions with the author.
Books written from beyond the grave. Dead Mark Twain was especially prolific.
You may be dead before you finish these: a slideshow of those books most difficult to finish.
He apparently hated beards, and other trivia about Roald Dahl.