• Hungarian László Krasznahorkai has won the 2015 Man Booker International prize for his body of work translated into English.
• Library Extension turns Amazon into a branch of your local library.
• Maybe it’s mostly about groceries for the time being, but any challenge to Amazon concerns the book trade. Good luck, Wal-Mart.
• A magazine only women are allowed to write for: Mary Review has already exceeded its $20,000 Kickstarter goal with three weeks left in the campaign.
• Has Shakespeare’s true likeness been revealed at last?
• Will the Author Solutions case go class action? From your pixels to God’s ears.
• Finalists have been chosen for the 2015 Christine Eldin Memorial Fellowship.
• The Obama presidential library will be established on Chicago’s South Side, where it belongs.
• Did you know? Mark Twain and Helen Keller were good buddies.
• Buenos Aires has more books per capita than any other city in the world. So what’s your problem, Peoria?
• Oh, all right. Everyone else is posting it, we might as well too: write an essay, win a goat farm. The more squeamish you are about the $150 submission fee, the less you may be hankering for goats.
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