Thursday, August 28, 2014


Kobo Debuts Waterproof E-reader
Kobo has added to its family of E-ink digital readers with the launch of the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O. The new device, which will be available for sale October 1, can be submerged in water for 30 minutes with no ill effects. more »

Robert Hass Wins $100K Poetry Prize
The Academy of American Poets has awarded Pulitzer Prize-winner and former poet laureate Robert Hass the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award. The award, given annually to "recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry," comes with $100,000. more » »

'This Is Malala': PW Talks with Malala Yousafzai
Seeing the words of Malala Yousafzai in print, it’s easy to imagine she’s older than her 17 years – that her formal education spans decades, subjects, institutions, and oceans. more » »

Why Female Writers Get Trolled the Most: With the exception of Piers Morgan, a study finds that female writers face disproportionate negativity online.

Obama in the Books : California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Nook (Kindle) and Cranny: Literary travel suggestions for a 400 square foot apartment.

What's Your Murakami IQ? : The 'Guardian' has pulled together a quiz to test your knowledge of the 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' author.

Geography and Writing : Mohsin Hamid and Thomas Mallon discuss how where they’ve lived has affected their work, at the 'New York Times.'

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