A Sport and A Pastime author James Salter.
Booktrack, a New York-based startup, is adding soundtracks to e-books. Among the books it will score with music are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and The Three Musketeers.
Simon & Schuster has signed a book deal with John Locke, the only self-published author ever to sell a million Kindle e-books. Locke is the author of the Donovan thriller series, and has published a self-help book of sorts: How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months!
The “essential consideration” of Allan Hollinghurst’s writing is Englishness, Nakul Krishna writes in The Caravan, but can he be enjoyed by those without “an eye for English things?”
Berlin’s Central and Regional Library has agreed to return books stolen by the Nazis, including an English-language edition of the Communist Manifesto.
A new James Salter documentary, A Sport and a Pastime (a reflection on Salter’s novel of the same name), is coming out this year.
Conversational Reading’s Scott Esposito compiles a Roberto Bolano-approved reading list, as culled from books mentioned in Bolano's collection Between Parentheses.