Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:08:00 am
The Booker list is whittled down even further with the announcement of the Booker shortlist. Authors who made the cut are Will Self for Umbrella, Jeet Thayil for Narcopolis, Deborah Levy for Swimming Home, Alison Moore for The Lighthouse, Tan Twan Eng for The Garden of Evening Mists, and Hilary Mantel for Bring Up the Bodies.
Jumping on the Fifty Shades bandwagon, Melville Houses sexes up its classic novellas.
Kudos to the Feminist Press for being the first to put out an e-book about the arrest and trial of three members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom will be out on Sept. 21, and will feature essays by Yoko Ono, Bookforum contributor Johanna Fateman, Justin Vivian Bond and Eileen Myles among others. No word on whether it will include statements from the members
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