Apr 16, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
PEN has released a statement criticizing the organizers of the London Book Fair for failing to recognize arrested and censored Chinese authors at this year’s Fair, which opens tomorrow and highlights China as the featured country. PEN estimates that at least thirty-five writers are currently imprisoned in China.
France has classified philosopher Michel Foucault’s archives as a national treasure.
Picador’s new Tumblr has released a literary mixtape that thankfully avoids the cliches of such playlists (for example Guns and Roses’ “Catcher in the Rye;” the 10,000 Maniacs’ “Hey Jack Kerouac”). Instead, we get The Mountain Goats’ “Lovecraft in Brooklyn,” J Church’s “The New York Times Book Review,” and 138 other literary tracks. Although, of course, they do miss a few: The Hold Steady’s
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