News This Week (January 21st)

An anonymous, fictional novel about Barack Obama spawns a witch hunt.

We can expect 6 books from Bob Dylan.

Poet, May Ivimy, dies at 98.

Painter and poet, Malangatana Ngwenya, dies at 74.

Anthony Horwitz will write a new Sherlock Holmes novel.

Ann Hathaway will be the new Cat Woman.

Watch a free H.P. Lovecraft documentary.

Margaret Atwood will release a new children’s book.

See Jonathan Safran Foer explain the formatting of his new book.

Kids reenact A Wrinkle in Time in 90 seconds.

Fight Club . . . a Fincher/Reznor musical?

The 2011 Edgar Award nominees.

It turns out… hideous fonts may serve a purpose.

Patti Smith talks to Charlie Rose about her memoir.

A writer consults her Magic 8 Ball.

Chicago gets a Literary Hall of Fame.

Top 10 dead bodies in literature.

Is your favorite book out of print? Neversink Library would like to help.

Yoko Ono sells the publishing rights to John Lennon’s letters.


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