News This Week (Saturday July 14th)

Jane Austin’s ring sells for five times more than expected, over $230,000.

Johnny Depp is editing Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl novel.

11 writers who acted.

See Carl Sagan’s reading list from 1954.

Cookbook author, Marion Cunningham, dies at 90.

Neil Gaiman signs a 5 book deal with Harper Collins.

The film version of  Mockingjay will be split into two parts.

The missing illuminated manuscript, Codex Calixtinus, was found.

Bad endings to choose your own adventures.

What if Cormac McCarthy wrote a scene from Seinfeld?

Listen to William Faulkner read his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

See an atlas for the blind.

Gabriel García Márquez has stopped writing due to early senile dementia brought on by cancer treatments.

See Flannery O’Connor’s college cartoons.

Books are being published with disappearing ink.

How Charles Dickens inspired The Dark Knight Rises.

Read the most highlighted passages from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Neil Gaiman will write a prequel to Sandman.

How Fifty Shades of Grey misrepresents BDSM.

Read an interview with Dave Eggers.

Neal Stephenson has a Kickstarter project for a sword-fighting simulator.


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.