Wednesday Morning LitLinks

Sherman Alexie


The inaugural Indies First Day will have famous writers volunteering in local bookstores. (The Los Angeles Times)

Adam Kirsch and Rivka Galchen talk Hannah Arrendt’s, EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM. (The New York Times)

The Costa Awards announce their shortlist. (The Telegraph)

Classics borne of writing stunts, from (

It’s 3,000 words or Richard Dawkins has taken the day off. (The Daily Beast)

Three years in and #ReaderThanks is becoming a Twitter pre-Thanksgiving tradition. (GalleyCat)

The Massachusetts Library System tests statewide ebook pilot program. (LibraryJournal)

20 bits of trivia about George Schultz is a good start. (The Huffington Post)

Here’s The Telegraph’s pick of 2013′s best sports books. (The Telegraph)

“On this day in 1953 Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbyewas published. Many say it is his best novel, and the biographers trace many connections to Chandler’s personal life, none of them happy ones. Nor would any of them have been encouraged by Chandler: Yes, I am exactly like the characters in my books…. I do a great deal of research, especially in the apartments of tall blondes. I am thirty-eight years old and have been for the last twenty years. I do not regard myself as a dead shot, but I am a pretty dangerous man with a wet towel. But all in all I think my favorite weapon is a twenty-dollar bill.…” (Today In Literature)

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