Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes
Early reviews of J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel are starting to come in, and they're not good. Meanwhile, over at Amazon, customer reviews were wildly mixed, even though many reviewers admitted tonot having read the book.
A new study finds that 55 percent of books labeled Young Adult are actually purchased and read by people over eighteen. And these readers aren't just people in their early twenties, either—a full 28 percent of all YA books were sold to people between the ages of thirty and forty-four.
To launch his novel Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan is interviewing dozens of people (Jason Kottke, Jenna Wortham, DJ Rupture) over a twenty-four hour period, and streaming the whole thing online.
Barnes & Noble has gone paperless.
Graphic novelists Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez discuss comics, sci-fi, and art school for a Rolling Stone roundtable.
The National Book Foundation has named Jennifer duBois (A Partial History of Lost Causes), Stuart Nadler (The Book of Life), Haley Tanner (Vaclav & Lena), Justin Torres (We the Animals), and Claire Vaye Watkins (Battleborn) as this year’s top five authors under 35.
In November, Michael Zapruder will release Pink Thunder, a record on which all the songs are inspired by poets, including James Tate, Travis Nichols, Dorothy Lasky, and poet-songwriter David Berman.