Lit Links

  • Bookshop owners in South Sudan are hoping that the recent agreements to end the country’s twenty year long civil war will mean, at long last, that people will give some attention to books and literature.
  • Sunday book reviews worth checking out: Didier van Cauwelaert’s Out of My Head in the SF Chronicle, Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore in Newsweek.
  • Actors who record audiobooks get the star treatment in the NY Times.
  • An exibit of thousands of passport photographs taken by Antranik Anouchian in the multi-cultural city of Tripoli, Lebanon can currently be seen at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.
  • The Coretta Scott King awards, which recognize African-American authors, will be announced today.
  • Dan Wickett’s latest interview for the Emerging Writers Forum is with John Haskell.
  • Robert Birnbaum reviews Percival Everett’s latest, Damned If I Do.
  • Diary of a Hype Hag is a new blog in which author Karen Gillespie shares what she’s learned about marketing books.
  • Palestinian writer Suad Amiry’s comic novel Sharon and My Mother in Law has become a surprise publishing success