Thursday, October 13, 2005

From around the web.

  • Roth's new book (already?) is coming in May
    Philip Roth's next novel, "Everyman," will be published in May by Houghton Mifflin, the company announced yesterday. Janet Silver, the publisher of the Houghton Mifflin division that will publish the book, called it "an elegant and deeply moving story of regret and loss in the shocking face of mortality."
    (Use www.bugmenot.com to bypass the registration.  You probably don't need to, though, as that's pretty much the whole article.)
  • More in-depth coverage of Banville's win, along with a wacky photo.  I own his "Shroud" and "The Untouchable" and have yet to read either.  Actually, I started "Shroud" but was thrown off a bit by the pacing and decided to postpone it.  Some books have to be read at the right time, or following books that "prime the pump" for what they have to offer. 
  • The Believer has got the goods:
    Interviews include Zadie Smith talking with Ian McEwan; Jonathan Lethem talking with Paul Auster ; Adam Thirlwell talking with Tom Stoppard; Susan Choi talking with Francisco Goldman; ZZ Packer talking with Edward P. Jones; Dave Eggers talking with David Foster Wallace; Julie Orringer talking with Tobias Wolff ; and Ben Marcus talking with George Saunders.
      Smith? Lethem? Auster? Eggers? Wolff?     Powell's Wish List?
  • A considerably less wacky picture (and write-up) of the Nobel Prize for literature winner.  (Who?)
  • The whole article about the use of the semicolon.  I haven't actually read it yet, so I can't vouch for it being interesting, but I enjoy the semicolon (too much, some would suggest).

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