Drumroll Please...

A few interesting announcements were made in the literary world these past few days. I know, you're on the edge of your seats.

And the Pulitzer Goes To....

Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize in literature for he novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, beating out Jonathan Dee and Chang-rae Lee. I won't go over the synopsis, but it looks pretty good and it's nice when a woman is recognized (ultimately, the best book should win, but there are often rumblings that women do get overlooked). I suppose I'll add it to my collection of 30-whatever (or 40?) books I own but haven't read yet.

Isn't He Dead?

Random House announced that they will publish a new Dr. Seuss book, The Bipplo Seed and Other Lost Stories. The collection has been published before as individual stories at various times in magazines, but this is the first time they'll be packaged together into one text.

We can make a dollar here, we can make a dollar there, we can make a dollar anywhere!

New Review

The first book review of the twenty-first century, The Los Angeles Review of Books, is set to launch soon. Their site is temporary right now, but lists some potential articles that sound interesting. I'm excited for a new publication that offers some scholarly critiques and hope to have a West Coast rival for the NY Times Book Review. A local UCR professor is actually the editor- maybe he'll be able to bring some authors to Riverside. Sure.

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