Poet Kenneth Patchen was born 100 years ago on this day.
- Matthew Crawley is judging next year’s Booker Prize! (You have to watch Downton Abbey for this to matter. Also, if you haven’t seen season two, there’s a major spoiler. Tread lightly.)
- How Vanessa Veselka tried to unionize Amazon.
- Novelist Yoram Kaniuk started a movement when he sued to become the first Israeli citizen “without religion.” (You should consider reading his book Life on Sandpaper, which is on Dalkey.)
- Chloe Caldwell on how her mother wanted to be Betty Boop.
- Your friendly neighborhood book publicist, Gabrielle Gantz, has some tips for you. Yes, you.
- The War on Drugs is interviewed at The Quietus.