Jul 29, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
Agent Andrew Wylie's new ebook imprint, Odyssey Editions, is making publishers angry. Random House is severing ties with the agency, nixing all new book deals, while Macmillan US's chief executive, John Sargent, said he was "appalled" by the deal. Author Matt Stewart gives the most sensible analysis of the battle we've seen: He calls Random House thieves and Wylie a "vicious negotiater," and builds on this point: "Both parties are behaving like assholes."
If you're in New York tonight, Granta magazine is celebrating the release of its latest issue with a reading by Netherland author (and Obama favorite) Joseph O'Neill and short-fiction author Claire Watkins.
You don't hear much about literary movements these days, but over at the Nervous Breakdown, Angela Stubbs writes about a group of New Narrative
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