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The LA Times Festival of Books is nearly upon us! We’ll be there all day Saturday and Sunday at booth 973 in the LA Times Stage section. We’ll have books, totes, posters, lollipops, and a killer lobster tablecloth. Come say hi!SATURDAY:-Panio Gianopoulos will be signing copies of A Familiar Beast at 1 pm (and likely discussing Game of Thrones with anyone who will discuss it with us). 
-Founder & editor Deena Drewis will be on a panel called The Editors’ Voice along with Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf), Peter Ginna (Bloomsbury Press), and Bart Schneider (Kelly’s Cove Press) on Saturday at 3:30 in the Annenberg Auditorium.SUNDAY:-Edan Lepucki will be signing copies of If You’re Not Yet Like Me at 10 am. (She’s also on the Fiction: Visions of California panel at 12 pm, so catch her one way or another!)

The LA Times Festival of Books is nearly upon us! We’ll be there all day Saturday and Sunday at booth 973 in the LA Times Stage section. We’ll have books, totes, posters, lollipops, and a killer lobster tablecloth. Come say hi!

SATURDAY:
-Panio Gianopoulos will be signing copies of A Familiar Beast at 1 pm (and likely discussing Game of Thrones with anyone who will discuss it with us). 

-Founder & editor Deena Drewis will be on a panel called The Editors’ Voice along with Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf), Peter Ginna (Bloomsbury Press), and Bart Schneider (Kelly’s Cove Press) on Saturday at 3:30 in the Annenberg Auditorium.

SUNDAY:
-Edan Lepucki will be signing copies of If You’re Not Yet Like Me at 10 am. (She’s also on the Fiction: Visions of California panel at 12 pm, so catch her one way or another!)

Virginia Woolf: “Jaime Lannister said he would screw his sister himself.”

Samuel Beckett: “Winter can’t go on, winter will go on.”

T.S. Eliot: “Do I dare to eat a raw stallion heart?”

Ernest Hemingway: “If you are unlucky enough to have lived in Winterfell as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Winterfell is an unmovable shitpile.”

Modernist Game of Thrones. Can The Toast get any more perfect?

First I-now-live-around-the-corner-from-Skylight-Books purchase. A couple of beauts, no?

First I-now-live-around-the-corner-from-Skylight-Books purchase. A couple of beauts, no?

James Franco and David Lehman to Host Reality TV: America's Next Top Poet [by Stacey Harwood] - The Best American Poetry

We were like, “WTF?!”, which means this got us good, because we never abbreviate our expletive-loaded questions. 

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The Strand Magazine is publishing a previously unseen Tennessee Williams short story in its spring issue. “Crazy Night” is about Williams’s lovelorn college days when he describes sex like “vaccination the first day of school.”

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millionsmillions:

The Strand Magazine is publishing a previously unseen Tennessee Williams short story in its spring issue. “Crazy Night” is about Williams’s lovelorn college days when he describes sex like “vaccination the first day of school.”

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Sleep Donation

SWOONING over Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation, a novella out from Atavist Books. It’s only available digitally, but the interactive website is pretty darn slick. And informative. Having your teeth fall out is the ninth most common nightmare (which I nightmare about all the time). 

After their marriage in 1952, they traveled widely and found a formula for pursuing their separate literary careers. Working in different studies of the converted 17th-century barn that served as their home in Fairfield, Conn., they wrote from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. daily, she using the typewriter in the companionship of their cat, he writing in longhand accompanied by their dog.
When Miss Clark was stricken with macular degeneration and almost totally lost her eyesight (a setback described in “Eyes, Etc.,” her 1977 memoir), her husband began reading to her at night.

—In doing a li’l research on Eleanor Clark (we’re reissuing her travel memoir, Rome and a Villa, in December) I found a description of her marriage to Robert Penn Warren and sweet jeebus it sounded perfect. Bless them. (via harperperennial)

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Win the Nobel Prize, get a commemorative coin minted.


Yesterday, Alice Munro was honored by the Royal Canadian Mint as they unveiled a special coin to celebrate her Nobel Prize in Literature win last fall in addition to her wider literary achievements. You can read the full story here on the CBC’s website.


She is the third high profile woman author to be recently immortalized on national currency, following the Royal Mint’s announcement last July that Jane Austen will appear on the 10 pound note, while in Sweden, Pippi Longstocking’s beloved creator Astrid Lindgren is set to appear on the 20 kronor note.

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