News This Week (March 26th)

Read and excerpt from China Miéville’s new book.

Waiting for Godot, the video game.

A list of under-appreciated Irish novels.

Jodi Picoult’s favorite books.

T.C. Boyle’s favorite books.

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) will play Katniss Everdene in the upcoming film adaptation of Hunger Games.

Samuel Beckett talks about James Joyce.

India has it’s first Comicon.

See the 10 most neglected literary classics.

We all just lost our geek trophies to this guy.

Scrabble for typography geeks? We hope?

GQ presents some of Charlie Sheen’s poetry.

Dan Sinker takes twitter by a politcal fiction storm.

A new Shel Silverstein book is almost here.

The cultural importance of the Arabian Nights illustrations.

Books everyone should read: a cloud map.

A-Z in book covers.

Salman Rushdie is writing a TV series.

50 years after his death, a new Dashiell Hammett short story will be published.

The future of libraries is tech heavy.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet will become an animated feature.

Harper Collins enforces a 26-check-out limit on e-book lending for libraries.

See the history of picture books.

Dolly Parton launches a project to give books to children in Scotland.

See Alexander Graham Bell’s sketches.

Who are the most adapted authors in cinema?

Who are the real modern Luddites?

Japanese libraries, after the quake, in pictures.

Listen to Jan Pienkowski talk about illustrating Meg and Mog and his childhood in Poland.

Ice-T and his wife land book deals.

Al Gore lands a book deal with Random House.

The Rumpus researches possible short stories in David Foster Wallace’s new book.

Sarah Blakey-Cartwright and Catherine Hardwicke talk about Red Riding Hood.

TV show Funny Or Die launches it’s own imprint.

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, announces a time travel graphic novel series.

Is Edward Gorey haunting our collective unconcious?

A directory of writers living in Japan that use twitter.

James Frey will self publish a radical book on Jesus.

The Guardian interviews Philip Pullman.

Guillermo Del Toro backs out of the Mountains of Madness.

Harper Collins is taking apps very seriously.

Poet, RF Langley, dies at 72.

The Guardian UK picks their top 10 American poems.

Tran Anh Hung talks about his film adaptation of Norwegian Wood.

The inspiration for Oliver Twist is saved.

Michelle Obama lands a book deal for a gardening book.

Philip K Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth is adapted for the screen.

See the cover for Haruki Murakami’s new novel 1Q84.

Suzanne Collins endorses Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss for the film adaptation of The Huger Games.

Get recipes from 2010’s best cookbooks.

The Google Book Settlement with the Author’s Guild is rejected by a New York Federal judge.

Powell’s get’s it’s own app.

The 10 best locked rooms in literature.

A lost Doctor Who serial by Douglas Adams will be published next year.

The Guardian UK talks to Jonathan Ames.

Read an essay by Roberto Bolaño.

Confessions of a book hoarder.

Books that inspired fashion designers.




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.