News This Week (June 12th)

Lots of news from the last month….

Guillermo Del Toro leaves The Hobbit project.

Film director Sam Mendes will take Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the stage.

Wind in the Willows will become a $30 million production.

Read a Jeffery Eugenides short story.

Read an interview with ZZ Packer.

Read a Jonathan Frazen short story.

Read an interview with Jonathan Safran Foer.

Read a Roddy Doyle short story.

8 most common short story plots.

NYRB on Charles Dickens.

Listen to Lydia Davis short stories.

See Paul Auster read from his new novel.

Novelist Arthur Herzog dies at 83.

Novelist David Markson dies at 82.

Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me goes to the silver screen.

Jonathan Franzen on Christina Stead.

Read an interview with Christopher Hitchens.

The New Yorker picks 20 young authors worth watching.

Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky dies at 77.

On inscriptions in books.

James Fogle, author of Drugstore Cowboy, is arrested.

The future of Stieg Larsson’s estate.

New Yorker cartoonist, Bernard Schoenbaum, dies at 89.

Journalist Joe McGinniss moves in next door to Sarah Palin.

David Eggers takes his 826 project to London.

Christopher Hitchens in pictures.

Watch Quintin Blake at the Hay festival.

Picador launches a prize for unpublished poets.

Barack Obama will write the forward to a Nelson Mandela book.

Watch David Mitchell.

Unpublished Stieg Larsson manuscripts are discovered.

Gary Oldman will star in John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

David Foster Wallace’s student thesis will be published.]

In praise of Miklós Bánffy.

The Royal Shakespeare Company does Le Morte d’Arthur.

Ornithologist and field guide writer Richard ffrench dies at 80.

The best of Puffin books in pictures.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón lists his top 10 modern Gothic novels.

Read an interview with Daniel Clowes.

On the importance of graphic novels.

Barbara Kingsolver wins the Orange prize.

The JG Ballard archive is acquired for the British Library.


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.