On the Shelf
May 6, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- More than two thousand papers and other materials from Ernest Hemingway’s Havana estate, Finca Vigia, are being transferred to the John F. Kennedy Library.
- Everything you did not know about the Desmond Elliott Prize, which is a prize.
- William S. Burroughs’s daily routine: methadone, lemonade, knife-throwing.
- One hundred academics write an open letter to the British education secretary; get taken to task for bad grammar.
- Taschen wants to corner the market on “big, collectible books.” (The formal industry term.)
May 3, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
May 2, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- Day Jobs of the Poets.
- Have you seen James Patterson’s personally-funded “book industry bailout” ads?
- By a hair, print still trumps digital in the UK.
- “How I overcame snobbery to self-publish an e-book.” One man’s story.
- Gillian Flynn: “That’s exactly my goal: to make spouses look askance at each other.”
May 1, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
April 30, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
April 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- “It’s about eating lunch. They eat salad and cake. All they do is eat”: in which a two-year-old judges books by their covers.
- “He tends to devoice a lot of the fricatives, but I take that purely as an idiolectal variant”: an (in-depth) interview with the linguist who created Game of Thrones’ multiple languages.
- Fifty authors, including Hilary Mantel, Tom Stoppard, and John Banville, have contributed annotated first editions to an English PEN auction. Which is to say, they can (theoretically) be yours.
- The Henry Miller Memorial Library decamps temporarily to Miller’s hometown of Brooklyn for the Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge festival.
- Ishiguro on film, Tóibín on opera: six novelists on their second-favorite art forms.