News This Week (March 6th)

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

Thomas Pynchon and 6,500 other  authors opt out of the Google Book Settlement.

Poet and anti-apartheid activist, Dennis Brutus, dies at 85.

Action Comics No. 1 (the very first Superman comic) sells for $1m.

Read an excerpt from Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals.

Kurt Vonnegut in needle-point.

Salman Rushdie plans to write about his time in hiding.

A guide to online fiction.

Michelle Obama is not the first to include socialist books in the White House library.

Sarah Palin will write a book on American virtues.

Translator and critic Barbara Bray dies at 85.

On reviving Captain America.

Surviving a week without books.

Happy birthday Emanuel Swedenborg!

Batman beats out Superman and sells for $1 million at an auction.

Novelist Mervyn Jones dies at 87.

More on Terry Pratchett and assisted suicide.

See how books used to be made.

Pressure is on Terry Gilliam to make The Master and Margarita a feature film.

Writer and social theorist Colin Ward dies at 85.

Author Rex Nettleford dies at 76.

Jeanette Wineterson on suicide.

Lorin Stein is made editor of the New York Review of Books.

Michael Chabon on the Bay Area literature scene.

Books now outnumber games in the iTunes App store.

Penguin blurs the line between books and games.

Peter Hedges shares his favorite scenes from book to film adaptations.

Best out of print children’s books.

Henry Holt withdraws The Last Train to Hiroshima due to questionable facts.

Barack Obama praises Yann Martel for Life of Pi.

Jonathan Safran Foer on a life changing event.

Michael Chabon on learning to parent from his father.

An interview with David Eggers.

Logicomix authors do Claude Lévi Strauss.

John Grisham will write teen legal thrillers.

Nintendo will include a 100 Classic Works of Literature package for its DSi XL.


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.