News This Week (November 27th)

Top 10 writer themed bars.

Salman Rushdie’s top 4 fantasy novels for adults and children.

How the King James Bible influenced the English language.

Why Mark Twain tried to move Thanksgiving.

Listen to the short story Hermit Wanted by Mick Jackson.

Writer and wife of Norman Mailer, Norris Church Mailer, dies at 61.

Tim Burton picks 11 Christmas images from his new book.

Tintin meets H.P. Lovecraft!

Doctor Who Day was celebrated with time travel books.

A secret chamber was discovered in the National Library of India.

Nabokov’s love letters will be published.

Patti Smith talks to Jonathan Lethem.

Books that have become blockbusters.

The importance of libraries in literature: test your knowledge.

Tom Waits will publish a book of poetry.

James Howson will be the first black actor to play Heathcliff in a film adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

David Tennant talks about Roald Dahl.

What happens to the many books given to the President of Harvard as gifts?

Newsweek visits the David Foster Wallace archives.

How to become a sex writer.

Daniel Day Lewis will play Abraham Lincoln in Stephen Speilberg’s adaptation of Team of Rivals.

Read an interview with Jonathan Safran Foer.

Pitch your book to a Chronicle editor, for charity.

For $12 you can have a perfect hand sharpened pencil.


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.