- The Guardian features an audio slideshow about Dick Bruna. I do still wish the English translaters had found a better name than Miffy, though, don’t you?
- Lists! Flavorwire.com features a slideshow with statues of famous authors. I must say the one of Honoré de Balzac is a bit, um, disconcerting? And if you’re in Amsterdam next, have a look at the Anne Frank one! The Guardian features the 10 Best Songs Based on Books.
- And that smack in the middle of Banned Books Week! A Christian school cancels an event with author Meg Rosoff for the blasphemous content of her book There Is No Dog.
- All fans of The Simpsons have to have a look at this page on Lisa’s literary references – and then click on to the dedicated Tumblr site. Just don’t go there if you’re in a hurry, because you’ll want to keep clicking!
- If you’re an Arthur Conan Doyle fan, be sure to line up for a copy of The Narrative of John Smith, a never before published work, out any day now.
- Wondering which bookish tweets to follow (apart from ours, of course!)? Here are 50 of them to have a look at!
- The Nobel Prize for Literature is mere weeks away, and the betting is hotting up. Frontrunner? Adonis.
- Interview! The Guardian features Robert Harris (of Fatherland and Pompeii fame)(and to celebrate his latest book, The Fear Index, of course) in their “A life in…” series. The New York Times, meanwhile, has a Q&A with Paulo Coelho in honor of his latest, Aleph.
- And finally, Princess Bride Monopoly game? Sign me up! I’m going to have a hard time picking between the six-fingered glove and Westley’s moustache as game pieces, though. (Via flavorwire.com.)
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