Bookish News – 14 April 14

14 Apr

Jennifer Dawson:

Today’s book news roundup.

Originally posted on The Offprint:

* i endorse this use of ‘chick lit’. maybe. heh. over at elle magazine (!!), they have a pretty great bookish feature: chick lit vs. lit chicks. elle asked 12 awesome female writers to recommend their favourite books authored by women.

* donna tartt was awarded the pulitzer prize for fiction, for her novel the goldfinch.

* as today (!!) sees the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath, many tributes to the novel and its author have been appearing. i thought this was an excellent essay in the globe and mail.

* from the guardian, and still with steinbeck for a moment: When Steinbeck was stumped for a title for his novel, his wife saved the day. Literary history is full of marital interventions.

* hmmm, seems the ‘authors guild’ has filed an appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against google.

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4 Responses to “Bookish News – 14 April 14”

  1. Claire 'Word by Word' 15 April 14 at 3:03 am #

    Time to read another Steinbeck!

    • Jennifer Dawson Oakes 15 April 14 at 7:14 am #

      I know, right, Claire? :)
      He is one of my favourite authors.

      • Claire 'Word by Word' 15 April 14 at 7:22 am #

        I indulged in his work very late, but discovered he is absolutely my kind of writer and I am happy I have so many still to read, I guess it should be Grapes of Wrath next then. :)

        • Jennifer Dawson Oakes 15 April 14 at 8:22 am #

          I have held back from reading all of his stuff, so I still have things to go to. I re-read Grapes of Wrath last year and it was fantastic!! Totally great choice right now.

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