I don’t know anything about this book except that it has a ridiculously sweet cover. Also: it has the word apocalypse in the title. Way cool. (via Covers)
The New York Public Library Young Lions Award was announced. Former Emory student Olga Grushin won for her novel The Dream Life of Sukhanov (our review is here). The award presentation featured fellow nominees Chris Adrian (The Children’s Hospital) and Tony D’Souza (Whiteman). Readings from the nominated books were performed by Ethan Hawke and that one dude from House (via Galley Cat, which has a picture that includes all of the above)
George Saunders, an author that I have never read but is spoken about with awe and fawning praise thing – pretty much everywhere else, has a short story in The New Yorker. The opening sentence goes against everything that I sort of know about writing. Maybe that’s why he’s in The New Yorker and I’m here.