News This Week (November 6th)

Gabriel García Márquez is writing a new novel.

The Walking Dead premiere was the most watched show in AMC history.

Leonardo Di Caprio will star in the film adaptation of Devil in the White City.

Keith Richards loves libraries.

Read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem The Snow Storm.

Isaac Babel’s wife, Antonina Pirozhkova, dies at 101.

Dutch novelist, Harry Mulisch, dies at 83.

Jefferey Deaver writes the next Bond novel.

On Günter Grass.

For Mario Vargas LLosa, the professor, life goes on as usual.

Top 10 sidekicks in literature.

How would Dickens feel about Steampunk?

The 12 juiciest bits from Keith Richards’ new memoir.

Watch Sally Vickers talk about the evolution of Myths.

The walkman in literature.

Why 12 philosophers chose philosophy.

Emma Donoghue wins the writer’s trust prize for Room.

Is Harry Potter responsible for the owl decline in India?

A site to help you avoid cliches.

Zach Galifianakis: Comedian or Ernest Hemingway doppelganger?

DJ Britt will attempt to write 24 3-day novels.

The Kama Sutra is being repackaged as a relationship guide.

Read a Stephenie Meyer interview.

The new Moleskine Pac-Man books are awesome.

Read an interview with Sofie Crumb.

The Chilean miner rescue will be recounted in a book.

Audiences are fainting (and vomiting) over James Franco.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is trying to raise money to restore Dickens’ manuscripts.

The 10 best zoos in literature.

Toni Morrison receives France’s Legion of Honor.

Just how 3-D will Tintin be?

3 dark childrens books inspired by the Brothers Grimm.

View Dennis Lehane’s favorite books.

A 76-year-old journalist faces jail time in Singapore.

The last female staff reporter quits the New York Observer.

People are pissed about Amazon’s new e-book prices.

After almost 35 years, Sanrio is accused of copying a Dutch author’s childrens book character, Miffy.

T.S. Eliot questions the validity of Hamlet.


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.