Saturday Morning LitLinks




Kevin Baker secretly sat in on a Manhattan book club’s discussion of his book, DREAMLAND. It was awkward. (The New York Times)

Literary success is a math problem. Who knew? They’ve made a machine that can tally up a book and predict its success. (The Telegraph)

Shia LaBeouf is mad as hell and he’s not gonna… well, he not going to be a public figure anymore. (The New York Daily News)

… and he spends $25,000 to write in the sky to warn artists off their craft. (TMZ)

How it feels to be a famous writer, but not in your home country. (The New York Times)

Some well known writers offer advice to those who come after. (Aerogramme Writer’s Studio)

Take a peek at some opening lines of books out this week, courtesy of (The San Francisco Chronicle)

Here are some mystery and suspense titles that you may just want to add to your to-be-read list this year. (The Huffington Post)

The French are not a fan of Amazon’s free book delivery. (GalleyCat)

“On this day in 1903, novelist and reformer Alan Paton was born in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. Paton was the Principal of Diepkloof Reformatory in Johannesburg for twelve years; his first and most famous novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, was written in 1946 while he was away from home, touring reform schools and prisons in Europe and North America. Though an anguished cri de Coeur for racial tolerance, and now a modern classic, the book’s publication is pure Cinderella story….” (Today In Literature)


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