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Friday, October 15, 2010

News Around the Net

The 2010 National Book Award finalists are nearly man-free and also 100% Franzen-free. Also, they include an Australian-born author living in London. You figure it out.

Hilary Duff's new novel, Elixir, came out on Tuesday. I could go (and have gone) on and on and on and on, but let's just say that I'm super excited for this one.

Secondary news from Tuesday: Howard Jacobson won the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

Looking for a bookshelf? Why not get this ridiculous thing?

A group of self-publishers is throwing a challenge out to anyone else who's ever self-published a magazine or comic. They want at least one new issue in 2011. And they have lots of participants so far.

This week's edition of 'Bret Easton Ellis is a douche' is brought to you at the expense of the recently rescued Chilean miners.

Here's a list of literature's 10 best-dressed authors. I'm still trying to figure out whether this piece is ironic or not. On one hand, these people are all horribly dressed. On the same hand, look at Edmund Spenser and Tom Wolfe. Let's just move on from this.

To wrap things up, here's a fun long, long profile of Philip Roth, whose new book (his 31st and 8th in 10 years) just came out.

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