Colm Toibin

Three Percent, the organization dedicated to international literature, has announced the nominees for its annual Best Translated Book Awards.

Bloomsbury USA has signed an anonymous author to write a tell-all about his illustrious career “helping students cheat.” Ed Dante, as he’s now known, has written term papers for graduate and undergraduate students for years, and will reveal his true identity when his book is published in 2012.

The union at Harper’s Magazine attempts to prevent the layoff of Ben Metcalf and others by asking for reader support.

Now that Martin Amis is moving to New York, Colm Toibin is taking over Amis’s teaching position at University of Manchester (but will earn a little bit less).

This year, judges of the Booker Prize have the option to read the hundred-plus titles being considered for the award on an e-reader.