Monday, May 29, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Denis Johnson, 'Writer's Writer's Writer,' Dead at 67
The award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright, whose best-known and most influential work, the story collection 'Jesus' Son,' turned 25 this year, has died.
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Title Revealed for Volume One of Pullman’s ‘The Book of Dust’
Knopf has revealed the title of the first volume in Philip Pullman’s highly anticipated new trilogy, The Book of Dust, along with an excerpt.
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Manson Murders Book Due in 2019: The book's author, Tom O’Neill, spent 18 years researching (and interviewing) Charles Manson and prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.

Summer Reads and Novelist-Booksellers: Six fiction writers who own bookstores, including Emma Straub and Louise Erdrich, recommend books to read this summer.

In Defense of Keeping a Journal: The personal and literary merit of cataloging one's life makes the difficulty of doing so consistently worth the effort.

10 Great Books of D.C. Intrigue: Once a swamp, always a swamp—which makes Washington the perfect setting for books about crooks, liars, and spies.

The Pleasures of Literary Pessimism: Why do we read writers who are profoundly pessimistic? And what sense are we to make of their work? Tim Parks investigates.


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