Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Sunday Links, October 27, 2013

The winner of the Man Booker Prize has been announced: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, who was only 25 years old when she wrote the book. I’ve been a mystery reader for a long time, so I’m a bit dismayed to find that I haven’t read any of Thomas H. Cook’s ten best mystery novels. […]


Sunday Links, October 20, 2013

You’ve probably heard by now that Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her exquisite short stories. Her win was widely hailed by other writers. If you’ve never read her work, Book Riot has some suggestions on where to start. The finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced. The Canadian Science […]


Poetry Just-a-Little-Past Friday: Stephen Burt at Bookslut

I don’t pretend to know much about poetry criticism… at least not to the degree that I pretend to know all sorts of things about prose criticism. But I do like reading it, even if a lot of what’s being proposed probably sails right over my head. Which is why I like reading Stephen Burt—aside […]


What Part of NOT FOR RESALE Don’t You Understand? Or: The Ethical Problem of Galleys in Bookstores

Nichole Bernier crossed my radar recently as the writer of a great “Experience Required” essay over at Bloom that asked the question: Does publishing a novel change your life?. She also, it turns out, blogs at the very good writers’ collective Beyond the Margins—definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already, as there are a […]


Sunday Links, October 6, 2013

Looking for some good science fiction and fantasy for the month of October? Kirkus has you covered. I can definitely recommend Mira Grant’s Parasite — it’s a wild ride, really well done. SF Signal goes further, and gives you cover images of all the science fiction, fantasy and horror being published in October — 218 […]