News This Week (December 18th)

Authors try to help Obama with his Presidential Narrative.

Quentin Blake and Eric Carle auction original illustrations to help fund an illustration museum in London.

Listen to Anne Enright read a Raymond Carver short story.

Suzanne Collins on writing the screenplay for the Hunger Games.

On Lewis Carroll and Finnegans Wake.

Microscopic numbers (or letters) are discovered in Mona Lisa’s eyes, immediately sparking a new Dan Brown novel.

A forgotten Roald Dahl piece is auctioned on eBay.

Stieg Larsson’s companion will write her memoirs.

Listen to Jeanette Winterson read an Italo Calvino short story.

Penguin sells a promotional Mini Cooper to raise money for the New York Public Library.

Fans attempt to save Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle’s home.

A literacy laundromat movement.

Is your e-book reader spying on you?

Shakespearean letters to Santa.

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much was caught in San Francisco.

Listen to Julian Barnes read a short story by Ernest Hemingway.


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.