Last week The Wall Street Journal ran a ridiculous article about the “depravity” of today’s Young Adult literature. A week of wailing and gnashing of keyboards ensued throughout the blogosphere. Finally, Sherman Alexie arrives to set the record straight. Must read.
Wunderkind Téa Obreht has won the Orange Prize for literature for her book The Tiger’s Wife. At 25(!), she’s the youngest winner in the award’s history. This is the motivation I need to get off my ass and write the glowing review I’ve been planning for weeks. In my head.
Sebastian Junger to give up frontline reporting
ESPN rolled out Bill Simmons’s new site Grantland, dedicated to writing on sports and pop culture. The site features an ode to Wrigley Field by Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman on a great but forgotten basketball game. Read ‘em both.
McSweeney’s children’s books coming to a cool kid near you
- Top 10 Summer Reading lists for kids and adults
- What they’re reading this summer at the NYT Book Review
- Must read summer books
- Top Ten Pirate Books – arrrrrrr
- 10 most powerful women authors
- 10 disturbing novels
- wait! 10 more disturbing novels!
Where your favorite publisher ranks on Twitter
Speaking of…I was reminded last night that I have been sitting on a BGB Twitter account for two years when a friend let me know that it had been hacked. Well, I fixed that, cleaned things up a bit, and we’re open for business @babygotbooks. Watch the train wreck unfold…in real time.