News This Week (November 5th)

Read an excerpt from Téa Obreht’s Twilight of the Vampires.

Maya Angelou makes no excuses for writing a cookbook.

Heart of Darkness becomes an opera.

T.S. Elliot and Groucho Marx were pen pals.

We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.

Chip Kidd will write a graphic novel on the illustration history of Batman.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is protesting the film Anonymous.

A sketch by Harold Pinter is rediscovered.

Sylvia Plath’s drawings are on display at The Mayor Gallery.

Introducing the interrobang!?

J.R.R. Tolkien’s unseen Hobbit Art.

Harper Lee’s letters are up for auction.

Steve Buscemi will direct an adaptation of Queer.

World Book Night is coming to the US.

Ragip Zarakolu, Turkish publisher and free speech activist, is arrested in Turkey under anti-terrorism laws.

A Hans Christian Anderson burial will take place in a Danish harbor.

See a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Ursula 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.