Friday Morning LitLinks

Poet David Ferry wins the $100,000 Ruth Lillian Poetry Prize and plans to give it all away. (The Boston Globe)

Drew Grant looks back at the life and work of Douglas Adams, 10 years after his death. (Salon)

Robot librarians. Yeah, that’s right. (CNET)

Awkward… Jason Bourne and James Bond return on the same day. (The Independent)

Alison Flood welcomes classic children’s author Monica Dickens back into print. (Guardian Books Blog)

The finalists for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation awards have been announced. (Official)

Amazon ranks America’s best-read cities, and Macy Halford parses the results. (The Book Bench)

A recap of day one of the Hay Festival (now with more Rob Lowe!). (The Telegraph)

Jacket Copy is all over Book Expo America. (LATimes)

British author Alan Shadrake will spend up to eight weeks in a Singapore jail after losing his appeal over his “insulting” book. (Reuters)

R.I.P. Leonora Carrington, Surrealist artist and author. (NYTimes)

“On this day in 1907 Rachel Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her homestead is now a museum and educational center, though it includes only one of the sixty-five acres upon which Carson learned the life-lesson that she would teach the world: “The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea, and sky, and their amazing life.”" (Today in Literature)

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