Tuesday Morning LitLinks

In Ethiopia, Swedish journalists, Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, are sentenced to 11 years in prison for serving as “accomplices to terrorism”. (CNN)

A long, busy life of hard work steered Jim Henry away from learning to read and write. Now, at age 98, he’s an author. (USA Today)

Don’t you know who I am? Have a look at the history of anonymity in literature. (The Los Angeles Times)

Actor, Simon Callow, reflects on his love for Dickens. (The Telegraph)

Arlen Specter’s upcoming memoir will be of interest to students of American politics. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Have a think on how the word processor has changed writers and writing. (The Verge)

Four authors look back on their favorite books of 2011. (The National)

Fiction, prescience, and running for President: Newt Gingrich and his writing partner, Bill Forstchen. (The Boston Herald)

Stanley Fish has a look at (and a sigh over) what’s become of formal literature studies. (The New York Times)

“On this day in 1904 Dublin’s Abbey Theatre opened, premiering W. B. Yeats‘s ‘On Baile’s Strand’ and Lady Gregory’s ‘Spreading the News.’ Growing out of the general Irish literary renaissance of the time, the Abbey quickly rose to international fame for both the quality of its productions and the controversies which often surrounded them…” (Today In Literature)

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