News This Week (June 25th)

Why Alice Walker is sailing to Gaza.

Salman Rushdie’s 7 favorite places.

The New York Times sells a candle that smells like a newspaper.

30 best author to author snubs.

Michael Chabon has a project for HBO, and Disney in the works.

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas will be filmed in Berlin.

The mystery of J.K. Rowlings new website Pottermore is revealed.

Read Sarah Palin’s emails as intended: as poetry.

50 Cent is writing a young adult book on bullying.

Shaun Tan’s interview in pictures.

Bookstores are starting to charge for author events.

Giant book covers as protest signs against library cuts.

See Neil Gaiman sing about Joan of Arc.

A Seattle bookseller refuses to sell an Amazon imprint.

Levar Burton plans a Reading Rainbow flashmob.

Keanu Reeves releases a very expensive poetry book.

Jeff Bridges is looking to adapat Lois Lowry’s The Giver for the silver screen.

Amazon will begin paying sales tax in California.

Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets is in development for a Showtime series.

Someone is making paper sculptures of Ian Rankin’s mysteries.

Top 10 literary spin-offs.

The final hours of Frederico García Lorca.

See teachers using hip-hop to teach poetry.

Read an interview with Salman Rushdie.

Jarvis Cocker will publish a book of Pulp lyrics.

On translating César Aira.


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.