News This Week (Saturday, June 2nd)

Stephen King will publish Joyland in physical form only.

What if Jack Kirby did My Little Pony Comics? Or Batman and Jay-z teamed up solve 99 problems? Comics Alliance give us Great Comics That Never Happened.

Read Kurt Vonnegut’s real letter from Slaughterhouse Five.

Visit 10 literary bars in Manhattan.

If you like Fifty Shades of Gray, you’ll LOVE these.

Watch the trailer for On the Road.

Publisher’s Weekly defends themselves from Stephen Colbert.

Children’s illustrator, Leo Dillon, dies at 79.

Penguin and Macmillan continue to fight Amazon’s price fixing accusations.

Listen to Jarvis Cocker read from The Hueys in the New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s house is saved from redevelopment.

See some terrifying French children’s books.

Listen to Dave Eggers read Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle.

Read an interview with Sam Lipsyte.

How Isaac Asimov inspired Paul Krugman.

When authors paint.

Watch the trailer for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s silent film version of The Great Gatsby.

Terry Pratchet wins the Woodhouse Award and has a pig named after him.

Listen to Flannery O’connor read from A Good Man is Hard to Find.

Read an interview with Junot Díaz.

Author, Ellen Levine, dies at 73.

Green Lantern becomes DC Comics first gay superhero.






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.