Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:43:00 am
Benjamin Alire Saenz’s short story collection Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club has won the $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
A notable detail from Boris Kachka’s account of crashing a cocktail party with Renata Adler: “I think I’ve written this other novel, it seems,” she says. “It’s in the mail.”
“In the light of history it’s clear that however great Truman Capote’s literary gifts, his promotional genius surpassed them”: Ben Yagoda fact-checks the New Yorker’s fact-checking for In Cold Blood (which was originally published in the magazine as a four-part serial) and finds that large parts of Capote’s “nonfiction novel” were more fiction than fact.
Does the word for “nerd” exist in Chinese? A debate is raging among linguists and writers over whether any of the options—fáwèi de rén (a
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