Sunday Morning LitLinks

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Why the little screens of today might be the perfect tool to revive the short story collection. (The New York Times)

Salon Magazine’s limerick contest takes on current events. (Salon)

A blizzard manages not to cancel a determined author’s launch party. (Publishers Weekly)

There’s more falloout from Terry Deary’s dismissal of libraries. (The Bookseller)

THE GREAT BLACK NORTH is an anthology of African-Canadian poetry, launched this week. (Quill & Quire)

With a little help from your friends (and if you don’t think an author cane be a friend, well…) you too can absorb Derrida. (LitKicks)

The Guardian profiles author, Deborah Moggach. (The Guardian)

Bookslut features a fascinating piece on a forgotten gem of travel literature. (Bookslut)

Author, Ronald Dworkin, has died. He was 81 years old. Rest in peace. (A Book Report)

“On this day in 1864 A. B. (‘Banjo’) Paterson, the Australian bush poet who wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda,’ was born in New South Wales. The story of the creation of Australia’s unofficial national anthem is an engaging one, a convergence of history, politics, biography, etymology and irony that unravels in all directions. In 1894 Paterson was a thirty year-old city lawyer with a distaste for both cities and the practice of law. He preferred horses, history and his outback home, and writing ballads about them….” (Today In Literature)

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