News This Week (October 9th)

Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature:

Listen to his comments about winning the prize.

Everything you need to know about him.

See his life in pictures.

See all the Nobel winners.

Someone tried to hold Jonathan Franzen’s glasses for ransom, and was then interviewed.

Hunter S. Thompson applied to the Vancouver Sun in 1958.

Steve Hely wins the 2010 Thurber prize.

Prince Charles records an audio book.

There might be more Harry Potter books to come.

Listen to David Sedaris read from his new book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.

Sports writer, Maury Allen, dies at 78.

Did David Eggers steal his art show from an unknown Philadelphia artist?

28 years later, Ridley Scott returns to Philip K Dick.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is honored.

Seven authors who wrote in the nude.

Billy Idol will write a memoir.

Vote for your favorite author to appear on Dancing With the Stars.

Watch MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who hopes to record James Thurber audio books.

The Moth founder, George Dawes Green, will lead a bus tour in support of Indie Bookstores.

4 authors on the Fox News payroll.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez will publish a book of speeches.

Lynd Ward: Early comic book artist.

D.C. Comics is lowering the cost of a standard comic book issue from $3.99 to $2.99.

Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is expanding by 153 miles worth of shelves.

Nicole Krauss lists her 4 favorite unconventional novels.

How Machiavelli would have delt with Gordon Brown.

Top 10 wolves in literature.

At 77, Russell Hoban hopes to write a book a year (okay, so it’s from 2002, but it’s Russell Hoban!)

Pop stars pick their favorite poets.

Paul Auster is published for the PSP.

A recent poll reveals that Stephen King is America’s favorite author.

Betting on the Book Prize has been suspended.

Amazon raises prices on some e-books above their paper counterparts.

There is a Kafka porn contest.

Writing by hand could make you more creative.

A Carnegie Hall concert will focus on James Joyce.

Do librarians make good detectives?

The world’s largest book is on sale.

Libel can be just as deadly as censorship when it comes to books.


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.