Literary Links: A book-burning librarian, keeping pages dry in Venice & more

A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday more tolerable. We were stoked to learn that "for the first time in more than two decades, the National Book Foundation is adding a new category to its annual slate of literary prizes: the National Book Award for Translated Literature." NPR has the … Continue reading Literary Links: A book-burning librarian, keeping pages dry in Venice & more

Literary Links: Malt shop novels, David Bowie’s book club & more

A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday more tolerable. The New Yorker is calling William Melvin Kelley "The Lost Giant of American Literature." Why haven't you heard of him? Click here to find out. Have you ever read (or come across whilst thrift shopping) a "malt shop" novel? "Written from … Continue reading Literary Links: Malt shop novels, David Bowie’s book club & more

Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more

A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. Kazuo Ishiguro, this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered his banquet speech last night. You can read it here. An ambitious four-year-old set out to read 100 books in one day, just for kicks. Get the full … Continue reading Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more

Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more

A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable.  James Baldwin is required reading for police officers in this training course. Here's an unconventional way to organize your bookshelf: face the spines inward. This site, operated by Lit Hub, has been described as "Rotten Tomatoes for books." PEN America … Continue reading Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more