Tuesday Morning LitLinks

Herman Wouk has a new book coming out. THE LAWGIVER shows the 97 year old Pulitzer winner has clearly kept abreast of times. (The Telegraph)

The UK’s National Book Awards posts its nominees for 2012. (National Book Awards)

The best of Canadian literature vies for The Governor General’s Award. (The Lethbridge Herald)

Scholastic looks to restock the shelves with a donation of 1 million books to libraries affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Publishers Weekly)

The Penguin/Random House merger is yet another signpost signaling how many miles until the end of books. Or is it? (The New York Times)

Vernon Loeb, Paula Broadwell’s co-author of General David Petraeus’ biography, weighs in with a “Who knew?” (The Washington Post)

The Dutch can certainly make a fancypants library. (BBC News)

Alexander Nazaryan makes the case for why last week was the worst in history for literature. (The New York Daily News)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazil national poet, has a chat with (The Guardian)

Time for some best of 2012 lists:

— Here’s one from (Barnes & Noble)

— And a crop from (Amazon)

Here’s what some famous authors said while walking out the book-business door. (The Guardian)

“On this day in 1797 William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge began a walking holiday in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, during which they would conceive ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.’ The original idea was to produce a gothic pot-boiler, something to suit the popular magazines, and to help pay for their vacation. ‘Much the greatest part of the story was Coleridge’s invention,’ Wordsworth later wrote, though among his own contributions was the idea that the inciting incident should involve the killing of an albatross in the South Sea…” (Today In Literature)

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge