Gary Schteyngart is the first American to win the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. For his efforts, a pig will be named Super Sad True Love Story. He will also “be presented with a jeroboam of Bollinger Special Cuvee, a case of Bollinger La Grand Annee and a set of the Everyman Wodehouse collection.” You can listen to Shteyngart read from the books here.
Neal Pollack explains why self-publishing is the way to go for writer’s like him – “midcareer, midlist, middle-aged, more or less middlebrow, and somewhat Internet savvy”
Digital pirates: 1 in 3 e-book owners has downloaded a book illegally. Allegedly.
Amazon lists the top 20 most well-read cities in the US. Atlanta is #20. Surprisingly, New York City did not make the cut. I suspect that this is because they still have vibrant bookstores and don’t have to rely on Amazon.
Former New York Magazine editor Kurt Anderson’s list of “Words We Don’t Say”
11th graders in Oakland create a wiki-style reading guide for Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother. High school appears to be much cooler now.