Suicide Notes, Mick Jagger, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • “The suicide note—and I’m being deadly earnest—is moving, strange, harrowing and peculiar literature … People’s interest in them is almost pornographic.” Hence, a class on the art of the missive.
  • “After you have spent five or six years on a novel, you can’t abandon the project without risking a nervous breakdown.” After twelve years since publishing a story, Akhil Sharma talks to Page Turner. 
  • Mick Jagger says his autobiography would be boring, and besides, everyone knows everything.
  • Take this spelling bee test, and tremble.
  • (The winning word, by the way, was predictably controversial.)
  • Can there be too many pictures of nifty book rooms? There cannot. Above, the Library Lounge in Zurich.