(Dr.) Theodor Seuss Geisel, and the Cat in the Hat.
British looters are leaving bookstores untouched: "Books are losing out to high-end jeans and Apple-made gadgets," The Economist reports.
New York's Steven Kasher gallery celebrates the aesthetic of punk with Rude and Reckless—an exhibit dedicated to "punk and post-punk graphics." Book cover designer Chip Kidd writes, "the historic influences are abundant and cleverly re-invented: Russian Constructivism for Kraftwerk's The Man Machine; Chinese propaganda for The Clash's Sandinista, and "the decadence of the Weimar Republic for Lou Reed's Rock 'n Roll Animal," among others.
A new lawsuit accuses Apple of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices before the launch of the iPad.
A film adaptation of The Great Gatsby featuring Leonardo DiCaprio has starting shooting in Australia.
Undiscovered Dr. Seuss: Random House is going to release The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, seven Suessian stories starring a “reedy duck named McKluck,” that were originally published in Redbook in 1950 and 1951.
The PEN American Center has announced the winners of its 2011 literary awards. Susanna Daniel, author of Stiltsville, and Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, will share the prize for fiction; Robert Perkinson was awarded the nonfiction prize Texas Tough: the Rise of America's Prison Empire; and Siddhartha Mukherjee gets the organization’s first-ever science writing award for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.
Zadie Smith’s Turkish translator has accused Turkish novelist Elif Safak of plagiarizing passages from White Teeth in Safak's new novel, Iskender.