Friday Morning LitLinks

 

Author, Joe McGinniss, reveals he’s fighting prostate cancer. (USA Today)

The Costa Short Story Prize has three unpublished writers among this year’s finalists. (Book2Book)

Get on Burns’ level – the contemporaries of poet, Robert Burns. (The Guardian)

Joan Crescenz loses her legal battle against Penguin and author, Michael Capuzzo, for libel. (Law.com)

“Cash mob” bolsters a Lynchburg, Virginia bookstore. (The News Advance)

A set of correspondence, including a grumpy letter from Raymond Chandler to his agent, is up for auction. (Booktryst)

LORD OF PUBLISHING, the memoir of alpha literary agent, Sterling Lord, has the industry-curious abuzz. (The Huffington Post)

Janice Greene talks about the heroines of popular teen fiction. (The San Francisco Chronicle)

Author, Richard G. Stern, has died. He was 84 years old. Rest in peace. (The New York Times)

Playwright and poet, Dolores Prida, Has died. She was 69 years old. (The New York Times)

“On this day in 1759 Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, and on this night lovers of Burns or Scotland or conviviality will gather around the world to celebrate the fact. Burns was elevated to national hero in his lifetime and cult figure soon afterwards, the first Burns Night celebration occurring almost immediately upon his death. This is due partly to the poetry and partly to the legendary details of the ploughman-poet life — his years as a poor tenant farmer; his enthusiasm for women (fifteen children, six born out of wedlock); a patriotism that would not allow him to take money for his songs; his death at thirty-seven….” (Today In Literture)

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