Jun 4, 2012 @ 12:11:00 am
A scene from the Hay Festival
The new Bookforum is out. Here's Christian Lorentzen's essay on money novels in the 21st century.
Bad news at GOOD: Only a day after releasing its twenty-seventh issue, the mag laid off a large chunk of its editorial staff, including executive editor Ann Friedman, lifestyle editor Amanda Hess, senior editor Cord Jefferson, and associate editor Nona Willis Aronowitz (who edited last year's Out of the Vinyl Deeps, a collection of rock criticism by her mother, Ellen Willis).
To the delight of book publicists everywhere, after a two-year hiatus, Oprah is re-launching her book club (the revived “2.0” book club will be online-only). The former queen of daytime TV announced the news as well as her first selection—Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.
Responding to Arthur Krystal’s argument in the New Yorker that the distinction
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