Did you recover from yesterday’s shenanigans? Yeah, I can’t say I did a whole lot either. Work, mostly. I didn’t even get a free doughnut, which was a tad disappointing. Oh well, it’s the weekend; if swashbuckling adventure is to be had, surely it will had during the weekend. I hope you’ve stocked up on bookish treasure for the coming days; to get you started, here’s a few gems from the last week . . .
You’ve got to start somewhere, and literary activists in Sudan are starting with the love of reading.
A professor of English in South Carolina says he has solved the mystery regarding the identity of the author of a novel thought to be the first written by an African-American woman.
Looks like Americans will have a chance to win the Man Booker Prize next year (as in, 2014).
Ah, every writer’s fantasy — 90 years after Vanity Fair rejected a story by Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway’s estate returns the favor.
Do you know the real story of the Princess and the Frog?
Philosophical brawls are the worst — just ask the guy in Russia who was shot over the theories of Kant.