News This Week (August 14th)

Richard Price becomes Jay Morris and writes detective fiction.

Read an interview with Don DeLillo.

Jay-Z is writing a memoir.

In the event of a massive book death, new uses for books.

A new social networking site based on books.

Tolkein and Dickens decedents collaborate on a children’s fantasy.

The most overrated writers of the world?

Read an interview with China Miéville.

Slate recommends books for President Obama’s vacation.

Futurama has created the most new words of any other television series.

Ricky Gervais is being sued for stealing the idea for Flanimals.

Why people use pen names.

What is a poetry box?

Janina

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.