News This Week (April 17th)

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

Read a short story from Roberto Bolaño.

The traditions of Isabelle Allende.

Librarians find a copy of The Jungle Book inscribed by Kipling to his daughter.

Shakespeare joins Twitter.

Read an excerpt from Paul Harding’s Pulitzer winner novel Tinkers.

A non-profit organization that gives books to needy children may lose funding.

Read a Robert Bly poem.

Richard Dawkins calls for the arrest of the Pope.

Visionary publishing executive Nina Bourne dies at 93.

Writers and their addictions.

The Guardian UK takes on the exquisite corpse.

Hungarian graphic artist and book illustrator János Kass dies at 82.

The original Alice manuscript.

Top 10 seafaring tales.

What David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary.

Is Cormac McCarthy the voice of the South-West, or not?

Listen to Silvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Turn an old book into an iPad cover.

A new photograph of Arthur Rimbaud is revealed.


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.