Apr 30, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
In Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk has opened a museum that mirrors his 2008 novel The Museum of Innocence.
The University of Southern California has gotten a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to develop a video game based on Henry David Thoreau’s writings about Walden Pond. In the game, “the player will inhabit an open, three-dimensional game world which will simulate the geography and environment of Walden Woods.”
At last week’s London Book Fair, when writers and agents weren’t discussing the fallout from the Justice Department’s charges against e-book publishers, they were signing books deals. According to Publishers Weekly, William T. Vollmann and Erik Larson both sold new books, agent Carmen Balcells sold the Chinese rights to Gabriel García Márquez’s 100 Years of Solitude for a million dollars,
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