Whew. 5,597 new words written this weekend!
To do all that I ended up skipping the Brooklyn Book Festival (there’s always next year, right?) and neglecting all the errands on my to-do list, but I did at least make it out to a housewarming party last night.
It was an unintentional marathon. For the last few days I’ve been rewriting WRBTD in a completely new format. It was originally 118,000 words…
Banned Books week — September 22nd - 28th, 2013
THIS YEAR: September 21 - 27th, 2014
Stay tuned to us for some new nuggets from our best artists.
David Foster Wallace on writing, self-improvement, and how we become who we area – remarkably wide-ranging interview from 2006
Recent purchases. Some of these I already owned and just wanted the new edition or misplaced my original copy…
Kelly Eddington painting Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. Apparently took three hours to do. (And apparently sped up x16 here.)
This is so beautiful. I am obsessed.
In recognition of her transformative impact on American literature, Ursula K. Le Guin is the 2014 recipient of the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the Foundation’s twenty-seventh award recipient.
For more than forty years, Le Guin has defied conventions of narrative, language, character, and genre, as well as transcended the boundaries between fantasy and realism, to forge new paths for literary fiction. Among the nation’s most revered writers of science fiction and fantasy, Le Guin’s fully imagined worlds challenge readers to consider profound philosophical and existential questions about gender, race, the environment, and society. Her boldly experimental and critically acclaimed novels, short stories, and children’s books, written in elegant prose, are popular with millions of readers around the world.
“Ursula Le Guin has had an extraordinary impact on several generations of readers and, particularly, writers in the United States and around the world,” said Harold Augenbraum, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “She has shown how great writing will obliterate the antiquated—and never really valid—line between popular and literary art. Her influence will be felt for decades to come.”
Neil Gaiman will present the lifetime achievement award to Le Guin at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 19.
A crowning achievement, and long overdue, for one of University Book Store’s favorite authors!
Amazing and so well-deserved.
Congratulations to MacArthur fellow Alison Bechdel! Here is our 2012 interview.
The new facade of the Pioneer Bookstore in Provo, Utah is all about the books.
In less than a week a group of decorative artists transformed the dreary storefront into a welcoming entrance covered in books.
As to where the impetus for such a biblio-facade came from, look no further than the Kansas City Library which then led to one in the Ukraine.
Piece in the Daily Herald: Judging a bookstore by its cover: Pioneer Book gets facelift
We came back from Alaska in time for the hinge between the seasons. I’ve already had the chance to break out a few of my favorite sweaters and jackets. I’m so ready for the fall.
Alaska was amazing. In Seward we saw orca and humpback whales, sea otters, puffins, sea lions, harbor seals–all of them in the wild. We went out to find glaciers, listened to them cracking apart and watched them crashing…