Tuesday Morning LitLinks

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Halsan Altaf’s reflections on a literature festival reveals a facet of culture and literature in Pakistan. (The Millions)

Marisol Misenta wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature. (US News & World Report)

David Sedaris set to writing when his passport got boosted. (The New Yorker)

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten poems are heading to the auction block. (The Los Angeles Times)

Things are looking up a bit  (a 75% bit) over at Random House. (Publishers Weekly)

Here’s some helpful advice on how to borrow a book you don’t want to read. (BookRiot)

Parallels and perpendiculars between Amazon’s model and an old-house-turned-bookstore in Virginia. (The Banner)

A study shows that American books are more liberally emotional than British books. (Motherboard)

Kickstarter may make Alice Cooper a comic book character. (Michigan Live)

“On this day in 1892 Walt Whitman died at the age of seventy-two. The high and controversial emotions which surrounded Whitman in life attended his death: in the same issue that carried his obituary, the New York Times declared that he could not be called ‘a great poet unless we deny poetry to be an art,’ while one funeral speech declared that ‘He walked among men, among writers, among verbal varnishers and veneerers, among literary milliners and tailors, with the unconscious majesty of an antique god.’…” (Today In Literature)

 

 

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