Friday Morning LitLinks

Louise Gray examines the unpublished poems of Siegfried Sassoon. (The Telegraph)

Lucy Caldwell takes the Dylan Thomas prize for her novel The Meeting Point. (The Guardian)

Judith Wilkinson wins The Corneliu M Popescu Prize 2011 for her translation of Toon Tellegen’s Raptors. (The Poetry Society)

The longlist has been announced for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2012. (Official)

Random House Children’s Books has joined forces with literacy organization First Book to bring reading to children in need. (GalleyCat)

UK bookshops see shades of Harry Potter in the fervor over the final book in Christopher Paolini’s ‘Inheritance’ series. (The Independent)

M.A. Orthofer adds several YA titles to the complete review. (The Literary Saloon)

Chris Power marvels at the “almost Proustian complexity of construction” in the short stories of Alice Munro. (The Guardian)

R.I.P. Sweet Briar bookstore. (The Sacramento Bee)

“Frederic Manning’s The Middle Parts of Fortune was praised by Hemingway as “the finest and noblest book of war that I have ever read,” and Winston Churchill thought The Secret Battle, by A. P. Herbert, who died on this day in 1971, “a soldier’s tale cut in stone to melt all hearts.” Both books are now all but forgotten, or raise issues many would rather forget.” (Today in Literature)

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