A run of Lolita had to be pulped after the publisher neglected to include the novel’s faux foreword. This isn’t the first time it’s happened.
“The odds are stacked against someone I know writing a good book,” says Gary Fisketjon, leading into a lengthy interview with Mr. Peanut author Adam Ross, a friend of Fisketjon’s.
A plaque honoring Julia C. Collins, author of the first published novel by an African-American woman, The Curse of Caste; or the Slave Bride, will be installed this weekend in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Clive Owen is Ernest Hemingway.
The two scholars who helped bring Ralph Ellison‘s second novel to light.
A piece by Mark Z. Danielewski will be in the debut issue of Slake, an LA-based literary journal.
Daniel Clowes on why graphic novels gravitate toward themes of angst: “[T]hink about the job. It only attracts a … certain kind of person, really. It’s hard, and solitary. We only come out periodically. You’ve got to write for four hours a day, and even then you’re not done, because you’ve still to draw the panels.”
It’s nice to see Lola Pushlight get the respect she deserves, though frankly I prefer her embryonic work.