From the Newspapers – A Roundup
In the New York Times, Paul Greenberg has a plan to bail out writers! The NYT also picks their top ten books for 2008.
From the Seattle Times, art critic Sheila Carr writes about writing on the arts.
In the Independent, a collection of letters and manuscripts from Oscar Wilde are resdiscovered and a nine-ear-old boy writes a pick-up guide ‘How To Talk To Girls’, now set to be a movie.
In the Times, an interview with Khaled Hosseini.
In the Guardian, five writers write about their fathers and long lost recordings of poet Philip Larkin reading are about to be released.
In the Sydney Morning Herald, news that writer and poet Dorothy Porter has died.
In the Age (Melbourne) , writers talk about favourite reads of the year.
An interview in the Globe ad Mail with 87-year-old Farley Mowat.
In the National Post, why writers need agents.
Writers foreseeing the future in their fiction. Who’s done it. The Times check their crystal ball.
Where do you review audio books? The Independent looks at the 10 best children’s audio books in their books pages.
Emma Brockes on Lorrie Moore in the Sydney Morning Herald. A great headline Writing’s Easier For Obsessives.
In the Guardian, a look at the London Review Bookshop turning five and how an independent book seller can survive.
The Globe and Mail on Douglas Gibson leaving M&S.
From the Guardian, why books need to be touched not just looked at although Chas Newkey-Burden begs to differ on the subject of second hand books
In the Independent, the “Espresso Book Machine” will allow you to print out a novel in seven minutes.
In the times (London), books that makes us really angry.
From the Sydney Morning Herald, literary success at 29 for Nam Le.
A slide show of classic book ads in the NY Times.
Anonymous Bookshelf #2
In the Globe and Mail, Andrew Pyper on the search by publishers for bestsellers.
A Sunday Roundup
A selection of articles from the British newspapers’ book pages.
For Fathers’ Day, in The Guardian, writers write about their fathers
In The Times, Jeanette Winterson on the value of the British Library and why we should fund culture as well Alexander Monro on the Yellow Mountain poetry festival in Cardiff, Wales. The Yellow Mountain festival is a gathering of Chinese and English poets to conduct joint translations.
In The Independent, their guide to the 50 Best Summer Reads and an extract from a new book of letters from the 1940’s by the Soho bohemian Julian Maclaren-Ross.
In The Telegraph, an article on Leonard Cohen, although Cohen the singer not Cohen the poet and their guide to summer reading.
Who Needs Book Reviews
The Guardian’s Alastair Harper on why he’d rather read restaurant reviews than book reviews.