Apr 19, 2013 @ 3:34:00 pm
Anne Waldman and Ted Berrigan
Last week, Gary Shteyngart announced to the world via Twitter that he had finally finished Middlemarch. “I DID IT!!! I FINISHED MIDDLEMARCH!!! All you haters out there said I couldn't finish a book that long, but I did! HA HA HA! DOROTHEA 4EVER! P.S. Next I might read another long Britishy book like David Copperstein or whatever.” When interviewed about the accomplishment for the Daily News, Shteyngart told the paper, “I am never going to the Midlands.”
The Digital Public Library of America—which “brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world”—is now live.
High school teacher Matthew Thomas sold his 700-plus page debut novel We Are Not Ourselves to Simon and Schuster this week for a seven-figure advance. The novel, which was nicknamed the
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