Wednesday Morning LitLinks

 

 

Hilary Mantel’s WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES will be adapted for the stage by The Royal Shakespeare Company. (The Bookseller)

Americans in Paris. Specifically, American authors doing well in Paris. (The Millions)

Matthew Quick (of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK success) strikes while the iron is hot and sells his next novel, THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW, to Dreamworks. (GalleyCat)

The reading public seems to be devouring military stories, so Osprey Publishing expands with from military history to military fiction with new imprint. (Publishers Weekly)

Last week’s Digital Book World as recapped by (The New Yorker)

Not sure it’s definitive, but here’s a list of The 10 Worst Book Covers In The History Of Literature from (So Bad So Good)

A few university libraries in Nova Scotia are working out a system to share ebooks. (Library Journal)

Sheila Heti finds great books that start with speech. (The Guardian)

Vulture wonders if Bret Easton Ellis is better at Tweeting than anything else. (Vulture)

Scientology pushes back, a little, against Lawrence Wright’s new book, GOING CLEAR. (The Daily Beast)

“On this day in 1930 Derek Walcott was born on St. Lucia. Walcott’s two-dozen collections of poems and plays — one recent work, Tiepolo’s Hound, widens the range by including his paintings — earned the 1992 Nobel. The Nobel committee cited the “multicultural commitment” in Walcott’s work, and so many followed suit (often adding ‘post-colonial’) that interviewers now get a forewarning: ‘If anybody uses the word ‘multiculturalism’ I’m walking out of the room.’ There is a similar island breeze in Walcott’s other interviews: Describe a typical day? ‘I work very early until noon, then look at nonsense on the TV in my pajamas.’…” (Today In Literature)

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