Are words more powerful after they’ve been banned?
Watch Ron Charles review the five National Book Award finalists in under five minutes.
What does your dream library look like?
Listen to an interview with Reza Aslan, editor of a new collection of Middle Eastern literature.
The University of Texas at Austin acquires the Spalding Gray archives.
Who wrote the better Western, Larry McMurtry, or Cormac McCarthy?
Protesters are reshelving Bush’s memoir in True Crime.
Zac Eron will play the lead in a live action version of Akira.
The Walking Dead is renewed for a second season after the second episode.
Shakespeare is totally cooler than Stephenie Meyer, but Stephen King is the coolest.
New York’s independent publisher, Soft Skull, moves to California.
Why the French love the Dummies books.
Does children’s literature have a bunny problem?
Julian Barnes researches Giusseppe di Lampedusa’s letters.
Philip Ardagh talks about the Roald Dahl shortlist.
The Guardian asks 10 authors to choose their favorite image of the decade.
More on Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker.
See Ruth Padel talk about Bruegel’s Landscape with the Flight into Egypt.
A lost film of a Paul Bowles short story is found.
The Huffington Post discovers that George W. Bush is a plagiarist.