Saturday Morning LitLinks

Andrew Pierce looks at the sad state of TS Eliot a year after the publication of his masterpiece, “The Waste Land”. (Telegraph)

The London Review of Books celebrates its 30th anniversary by throwing the doors open to everyone and making its latest issue available online for free. (LRB)

Carolyn Kellogg tries to unravel the riddle of the “Good Writing Awards”. (LATimes)

The Cultured Traveler goes on a whirlwind trip to some of America’s most interesting rare book collections. (NYTimes)

Nick Antosca chats it up with Young Adult novelist William Sleator. (Huffington Post)

The Texas Book Festival opens today, with an emphasis on fiction and a slate of top talent, including Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Luis Alberto Urrea and Jane Smiley. (Austin American-Statesman)

Boris Kachka examines the often unexpected windfall of the Whiting Awards. (Vulture)

Chinese poet Duo Duo wins the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma. (The Norman Transcript)

Independent booksellers thwarted in their (brilliant!) plan to use Wal-Mart and Amazon as their wholesalers to capitalize on the book price wars. (Publishers Weekly)

On this day in 1611 “The Maid’s Tragedy”, by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, was entered in the Stationers’ Register. (Today in Literature)

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