Washington, D.C.: The country's most literate city—even with politicians.
Helen Fielding, the godmother of chick lit, has written a new Bridget Jones novel, which will be published in November by Knopf. Title TBD.
An Idaho state senator has introduced legislation would require high school students to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, “a novel touted by conservatives like Rep. Paul Ryan and Rush Limbaugh.”
Regan Arthur has been named the publisher and senior vice-presidentof Little, Brown, officially taking the position left open when Michael Pietsch became the CEO of Hachette in September of last year. Arthur, who has worked for Little, Brown since 2001, has edited books by Tina Fey, Joshua Ferris, George Pelecanos, and others.
In an ongoing series for Paper Monument that asks writers to “choose and describe a single image,” Emily Witt considers the cover of a 1978 Pocket Books edition
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