Franklin Foer has ended his tenure as editor of The New Republic with executive editor Richard Just set to take the helm in January. The New York Times explains the hire: “At 31, Mr. Just fits The New Republic’s formula for editors: young, male Ivy Leaguers.”
At Triple Canopy, David Graeber’s essay on debt, “To Have is to Owe,” is ingeniously illustrated by Joanna Neborsky. The result is an intriguing example of innovative online publishing—a reading experience that draws you in like print, with the flash and frisson of the web.
The Millions’s Year in Reading series provides one of the best collections of end-of-the-year book lists we’ve seen, with picks from Lynne Tillman, Emma Donoghue, Anthony Doerr, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Elliott, and more.
New York Times columnist Michiko Kakutani impersonates the voice of a cartoon dog to review Andrew O’Hagan’s new book. Yes, you’ve read that correctly.
Grace Krilanovich’s recent novel, The Orange Eats Creeps, earned her the honor of being named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35. At the blog Jacket Copy, she describes six-years of writing, revising, and rejection before the book was published, and the vertiginous euphoria of realizing her improbable happy ending at the big ceremony.
Tonight at Soho’s McNally Jackson books, Poets & Writers magazine is holding its annual Indie Innovators celebration.