Sam Sacks of Open Letters Monthly offers an encomium to Pauline Kael, “one of the best movie critics – or critics of any kind – of the past century.”
Our own Edan Lepucki's whirlwind tour continues. Her debut novel California landed at number 3 on the Times Bestseller list and she celebrated with a visit to The Colbert Report. There was a bubble wrap drop. New Yorkers can see her tonight at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn and tomorrow at McNally Jackson in Manhattan. See Edan's events page for the rest of her tour dates.
"Her storytelling is magical and profound, creating connectivity between people and places: a signal of hope at a particularly divided moment in time.” Joining the company of Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, and Sjón, Turkish novelist Elif Şafak has been chosen as the fourth contributor for The Future Library Project. Şafak's novel, Three Daughters of Eve, was featured in the second-half of our 2017 Great Book Preview.
Is long form nonfiction returning to prominence and popularity? Folks at The LA Times' blog think so. Anna Clark has posted a list of recommended reading for aspiring nonfiction writers, too.