News This Week (December 19)

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

Karen O. is nominated for Golden Globe for Best Original Score – Motion Picture, for Where the Wild Things Are.

Paul Auster’s Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story is reillustrated.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will become a movie?

Perhaps the waiting room in a city morgue is the only suitable place to read about Stalin and Pol Pot?

Who killed the Golden Compass?

Random House claims the e-book rights to all their backlist titles; the Author’s Guild cleverly refutes it in what promises to be a war.

Jeanette Winterson rewrites the Christmas story, as a donkey.

Stephen King pays for 150 soldiers to come home for the holidays.

Greg Mortenson speaks out against the war in Afghanistan.

Publishers Weekly is criticized for making a beautiful photograph offensive.

Stephen R. Covey signs exclusive e-rights with Amazon.

Matt Kish illustrates every page of Moby Dick.

Novelist Elizabeth Berridge dies at 89.

Deborah Treisman talks about editing David Foster Wallace.

Natalie Portman will star in and produce the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Serbian master of the interactive novel, Milorad Pavic, dies at 80.

Thom Yorke crashes the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Novelist C. D. B. Bryan dies at 73.

Scientists can identify literary fingerprints.

Laredo, Texas will be the largest U.S. city without a bookstore.

Novelist Milorad Pavic dies at 80.

Philosopher and author John Edwin Smith dies at 88.

Children’s author Margaret B. Young dies at 88.

Local professor and bookbinder George R. Kane dies at 96.

The Guardian UK talks to Belle De Jour.


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.