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Friday, March 20, 2009

News Around the Net

At age 79, Ruth Rendell has written 70 novels!

42 years after being aired, Harlan Ellison is suing CBS-Paramount for failing to pay him for exploitation of his teleplay "City on the Edge of Forever."

Let the E-book Wars begin, Google and Sony versus Amazon.

The David Cohen Prize for Literature goes to the Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2009 goes to Egyptian author Youssef Ziedan for his novel Beelzebub.

Author R.N. Morris experiments with the "Twitterisation" of his novel A Gentle Axe.

In the wake of the announcement that David Foster Wallace's final, incomplete novel will go to press, some wonder if such posthumous publications are not akin to professional grave robbing.

Inexplicably, the British Library has "misplaced" 9,000 books.

More literary honors and nominees.

Late-blooming poet Jane Mayhall has died at age 90.

Check out this gallery of updated illustrations of favorite children's classics.

Six new Shakespeare works "discovered."


Haley said...

Marvelous! I love random pieces of info.

And if anyone asks, I was nowhere near the British Library...

Haley said...

Marvelous! I love random pieces of info.

And for the record, I was nowhere near the British Museum...

Rebekah said...

As an English major it makes me sad to hear about over 9000 books being "misplaced."
Although I'm not sure I believe that the 6 new works are in fact Shakespeare's, I think it will be an interesting debate to follow as the Shakespeare scholars get their knickers in a twist trying to prove one another wrong.