News This Week (August 29)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world.

The Obamas are reading.

Julia Child is more popular than ever.

Sebastian Faulks apologizes for calling the Qur’an the rantings of a schizophrenic.

Lunch at William S. Burroughs’ house.

Listen to Karen O. performing All is Love from the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack.

Ray Bradbury celebrates his 89th birthday.

Founder of the test prep company Kaplan Inc., Stanley Kaplan, dies at 90.

Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland will be adapted for the silver screen.

Lemony Snickett is writing dreadful new books.

Martin Amis turns 60.

Author and former Hollywood producer Dominick Dunne dies at 83.

Eric Carle gets a giant crayon in Very Hungry Caterpillar Green.

A literary guide to Ikea.

Authors donate short stories for a human rights anthology.

There is a lot of to-do about Anne Fine’s comments about realism in children’s literature: 1 2 3 4 5

After 26 years, we say goodbye to Reading Rainbow.

Biographer and memoirist James Lord dies at 86.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.