Richard Nash is maybe the greatest motivational speaker the publishing industry has ever known. You should spend the part of your afternoon reading his essay.
- At Salon, our nation’s late May love-hate relationship with our expensive-as-hell liberal arts colleges continue, as Laura Miller asks, “Are MFA programs ruining American fiction?“
- The Atlantic is starting an online book club called One Book, One Twitter.
- At Shelf Awareness, Ron Hogan takes a look at Embassytown, the latest novel from China Mieville.
- At the NYRB: Charles Simic’s essay “A Country Without Libraries.”
- And at the Boston Review, Jess Row’s “The Novel Is Not Dead.”