On the Shelf
Tolstoy Goes Digital, and Other News
September 6, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
All of Tolstoy’s works are going online. “We wanted to come up with an official website that will contain academically justified information,” explains his great-great-granddaughter. The work on the site will have been triple-proofed by more than three thousand volunteers from some forty-nine countries.
This week, FSG has collected a lovely series of Seamus Heaney reminiscences and tributes—by Jonathan Galassi, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Maureen N. McLane, Robert Pinsky, and more—on their blog.
Maya Angelou will be the recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community.
UK charity shops are overwhelmed with a glut of Fifty Shades books—unrecyclable due to the glue used in their bindings. (Recommendation: find the nearest motel.)
A new app allows self-published authors to add their own sound tracks and effects to audiobooks. For good or ill.