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Archive for June, 2012

Thu, June 7th, 2012
Book Trailer Thursday: Breasts
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Maybe, just maybe, I already have your attention. While I’m tempted, perhaps more than ever, to let this book trailer speak for itself, I feel you should sing for your supper, so to speak, by first reading the stellar Booklist review of science journalist Florence Williams’ Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. With strong and […]


Thu, June 7th, 2012
Natasha Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Tretheway was named U.S. Poet Laureate this week. Tretheway, a professor of creative writing at Emory, is the first Poet Laureate since 1986 to reside in Washington D.C. and work from the Poets Room in the Poetry and Literature Center. Tretheway won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection, Native […]


Wed, June 6th, 2012
Ray Bradbury R.I.P.
Posted by: Donna Seaman

Tributes are pouring in to honor the great writer, humanitarian, and library advocate Ray Bradbury, who died today at age 91, leaving us with nearly 30 books and 600 stories, works that profoundly changed our perceptions of ourselves, life on earth, and the entire universe. In our latest Spotlight on Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor […]


Tue, June 5th, 2012
Reading the Screen: The New Hannibal
Posted by: David Pitt

A while ago I mentioned NBC was working on a television series based on the characters Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham (who appeared in the books and movies Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal). It’s going to be set before the first Lecter novel, Red Dragon. British actor Hugh Dancy had been […]


Mon, June 4th, 2012
Hostile Questions: Neal Stephenson
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

You’d think I’d be intimidated by Neal Stephenson. Only a madman berserker could turn out such unwieldy tomes as Cryptonomicon, “The Baroque Cycle,” REAMDE, and the new multi-authored, community-driven interactive serial novel The Mongoliad. But you’re looking at one hostile questioner unfazed by Stephenson’s hyperliterate cyberpunk — or, if you prefer, postcyberpunk, or scifihistoricalcyberpostcyberpunk, or… […]





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