February 18, 2011
- “Love Sentence,” a new short story by Lynn Tillman.
- Joy Williams on “Why I Write.”
- The Great Gatsby Nintendo game.
- Lisa Simpson has her own book club.
- The guest editors for the Best American series have been announced: Gwendolyn Brooks (short stories), Edwidge Danticat (essays), Sloane Crosley (travel), Dave Eggers (non-required reading), Mary Roach (science and nature writing), Alison Bechdel (comics), and Jane Leavy (sports).
- In response to Jonathan Lethem’s comment that Brooklyn is “repulsive with novelists,” The Guardian tests your Brooklyn literary knowledge.
- Ficciones, my reading challenge devoted to Argentinian literature started this week. It’s not too late to join!
- In honor of Valentine’s Day, some sex-related literary goodies: what makes a good literary sex scene?; the best sex scenes about the worst sex; the best sex scenes not by a “Great Male Novelist” (e.g., Mailer, Roth or Updike); what would it be like to bang your favorite book?
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