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Monday Links

By posted at 4:57 am on October 23, 2006 2
  • Friend of The Millions Edan Lepucki has a short story in the most recent LA Times West Magazine, “Salt Lick“. Congrats!
  • I’ve heard of publishers throwing in a free bookmark to help sell copies of a new book, but gold?
  • Oriani Fallaci, the fiery (and athiest) Italian journalist who recently passed away, bequethed her library to a Pontifical university.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam takes the Sony Reader for a spin and isn’t impressed.
  • Did you know that among this year’s finalists is the first graphic novel ever to be in the running for a National Book Award? Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese has been given that honor. “I can’t say it’s a dream come true, because it never even would have occurred to me to dream it. It wasn’t in my reality,” Yang says.
  • John Hodgman is at it again with one of the more antic Washington Post chats I’ve ever encountered. (via Books are my only friends)
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2 Responses to “Monday Links”

  1. Anonymous
    at 7:53 am on October 24, 2006

    The Eye Books 'gold share' campaign is quite interesting. It's a great publicity stunt and more so, may actually deepen readers experience of the book. It's much easier to absorb the isolation of, and endurance demanded by a mine, if you have a share in one…..

  2. Anonymous
    at 7:55 am on October 24, 2006

    Salt Lick is a really snappy short. Especially I liked the theme of 'boundaries', and the squirrel / chilli paragraph showed real literary pizazz.

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