Today would have been David Foster Wallace’s 50th birthday. Daniel B. Roberts at Salon makes the case for giving more credit to Wallace’s work as a journalist. If you want more Wallace, join in on the #dfw50 conversation on Twitter. Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Anita Desai, Steven Millhauser, and Julie Otsuka are the finalists for the 2012 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Today also marks the anniversary of the 1925 debut of The New Yorker. Five Bushwick writers talk about how to get […]
Morning Bites: James Franco summer school, Melville’s birthday, Lemony Snicket on “The Astral,” and more
Today, we’ve got James Franco teaching more, the Moby-Dic writer would be celebrating his 191st birthday (if he wasn’t dead), the New Yorker makes a milli, and much more.
At EmDashes, the four covers created for the 85th anniversary issue of The New Yorker. Was Hamlet gay? Superman goes for a million. The Rumpus lets us know about new fiction on Muumuu House by Megan Boyle Faulkner as a mascot? Three Guys One Book talk about spring indies. At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball Interviews Christopher Higgs