Mark Z. Danielewski

Ewan McGregor will play the middle son in HBO’s forthcoming adaptation of Johnathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections.

In what Moby Lives reads as an “apparent slap at Amazon,” Penguin has annoucned that it will no longer release its new titles through OverDrive, “the major distributor of ebooks to most libraries... including the Kindle Lending Library.”

The Paris Review now sells onesies (as in, literary baby apparel).

The two-days-before-Thanksgiving hashtag of the moment is #literaryturducken, which mashes up “not one, not two, but three classic works into one, in the spirit of the turkey+duck+chicken creole classic,” Doubleday explains. Our favorite comes from UC Press Food and Wine: “The Savage Detectives Never Let Me Go To The Lighthouse.”

Mark Z. Danielewski has reportedly gotten a million-dollar advance from Pantheon for the first ten books of his planned twenty-seven volume serial novel, The Familiar. According to Danielewski’s contract, a new installment will be published every three months starting in 2014.

Sebald’s unpublished poetry sees the light of publication: “Preoccupied with memory, desire and the ghostliness of objects”, these poems “contain many of the themes that would obsess Sebald throughout his writing life.”