News This Week (January 28th)

On Angela Carter, and her postcards.

Adam Johnson talks about his book The Orphan Master’s Son and Kim Jong Il’s death.

See 15 famous author homes.

HBO is filming The Corrections at my parent’s house” and other musings on TV and literature.

Botanists kick Latin to the curb.

“…only tyrants are interested in what their subjects read. ” or, why Vladimir Putin’s national reading list is terrifying.

Read a quick history of Howard Pyle.

On the importance of poet’s as friends and editors.

“What if the moon landing had failed” and other unused presidential speeches.

The 5 books that inspire the most tattoos.

Moby Dick takes bathroom reading to a new level.

The most literate cities in America.

If PG Wodhouse had written American Psycho.

The American Regional Dictionary will finally be released.

The kids at Oxford are playing Quidditch.

Salman Rushdie attacks Indian politicians for failing to protect free speech.

Cormac McCarthy joins twitter.

Letters from children to Roald Dahl, Harper Lee, and others.


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.