Claudia Roth Pierpont writes about the contemporary Arabic novel in this week’s New Yorker, highlighting Iraqi, Palestinian, and Egyptian examples.
Sudoku getting too easy, you say? Try making (or, rather, writing) one instead, like this nine-paneled comic that works across, down, or on a diagonal.
Newbery Medalist and Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! author Laura Amy Schlitz was interviewed for Publisher’s Weekly. She discussed her latest novel, Splendors and Glooms, which “allowed [Schlitz] to marry two of her passions in a single work – [Charles] Dickens and marionettes,” as well as her “half-hour, one-page trick” for writing.