McSweeney’s has a personal account of the end of an antiquarian book business. This is a bummer (the bankruptcy, not the writing of Bill Cotter, a very pleasant man to whom I once tried to sell a book). (Via).
Robert Birnbaumsits down with Pulitzer-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks to discuss Australian literature, Harvard’s (neglected) charter to educate American Indians, and those residents of Martha’s Vineyard who say no to Chardonnay.
We highlighted the first installment of President Obama’s conversation with Marilynne Robinson, published in TheNew York Review of Books. Part II is now here. We have a fewpieces on Robinson to pair with it.