Brooklyn Based offers Three Reading Lists from People Who Still Love Books.
The Millions’ interview with literary powerhouse Elissa Schappell.
It may not pay your mortgage, but in this day of shrinking paying markets, Barrelhouse‘s announcement that it will begin offering $50 for work, while its staff still works for free, is worth noting. This is the model I had for a decade when editing Other Voices magazine. It’s not exactly a model of entreprenurial genius, maybe, and it’s plain impossible for some publications…but it always made me happy. Hats off to the Barrelhouse gang.
The trailer for Thea Goodman’s buzz-gathering novel, The Sunshine When She’s Gone.
This interview with Karen Russell seriously rocked.
Just kill me, this list of the 30 Best Places to Be If You Love Books is so freaking glorious. Wow.
As fascinating in another way are these 25 photos of famous writers–from Tao Lin to Hemingway–at home.
Can I confess that I don’t entirely understand the Tournament of Books? But the list of finalists is so amazing that I feel like maybe I need to figure it out.
The brilliantly bad-ass Nami Mun sits down with Chicago Literati.
Lots of AWP snarkers this time of the year. Here, Ploughshares plays it straight with advice from seasoned editors to newbies at the 2013 conference. And this piece from Jennifer Spiegel was a charming breath of fresh air. Meanwhile, no round-up next week, people, as I’ll be sleeping off the conference…but until then, see you at the book fair! I’ll be the gleeful Pollyanna double-booking my boozy lunch dates and passing out Men Undressed condoms, still having fun since 1999!