News This Week (October 30th)

Jonathan Franzen visits the President.

Jonathan Franzen talks about writing The Corrections.

Watch Jonathan Franzen talk about “the throbbing anxiety of America’s liberal left”.

Nicole Richie takes on Jonathan Franzen.

Rock book 101.

Powell’s Bookstore buys Anne Rice’s library.

Terry Gross talks to Keith Richards about his new book.

What was it like to write with Keith Richards for 5 years?

Israel teams up with Google to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Islam-inspired superheroes team up with Batman and Superman.

James Franco reveals his 6 favorite books.

Kate Mosse reveals her 10 favorite ghost stories.

Ang Lee chooses an unknown, teenage, Indian actor for the lead in his adaptation of The Life of Pi.

NPR’s longest serving librarian.

Children’s author Eva Ibbotson dies at 85.

Author of Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph Stein, dies at 98.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting will be made into a romantic comedy.

A fictional Mad Men character gets a non-fiction book.

Read an unpublished short story from David Foster Wallace.

Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, graphic artist?

A British library will chart how English evolves.

Are we ready for a real Never-ending Story?

There is a Jane Austen festival.

The top earning dead celebrities list includes Dr. Seuss.

Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive.

Great Artists who probably died virgins.

Danny DeVito will star in the film adaptation of The Lorax.

Arundhati Roy faces arrest.

10 literary costumes.


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.