News This Week (June 18th)

The Wall Street Journal is afraid of Young Adult fiction; Jennifer M. Brown (Shelf Awareness) makes them look naive in her rebuttal.

Happy Bloomsday!

33 Twitter feeds to follow.

Drink like your favorite author.

Male or female? VS Naipaul can tell after 1 paragraph.

Using Amazon to predict elections.

Ophelia: a real life 2 year old who drowned picking marigolds?

Téa Obreht won the Orange Prize for The Tiger’s Wife.

Salman Rushdie is working on a SciFi series for HBO.

Irish author, Colum McCann, wins 100,000 euro.

The New York Public Library buys Timothy Leary’s private papers.

Bid on a lunch date with Slavoj Žižek and Julian Assange.

Joyce’s puzzle to walk through Dublin without passing a pub is possible.

J.K. Rowling launches a mysterious website.

Is Superman getting a divorce??

Terry Pratchett has started the process for assisted suicide.


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.