The Literary Life Podcast & Book Giveaway

Today, Penguin Group launched a new monthly radio series called The Literary Life. Completely written, produced, and hosted by Penguin employees featuring literary fiction and nonfiction from bestselling, critically acclaimed authors and fast-rising newcomers. It’s hosted by Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. Each episode will debut on the last Tuesday of the month. The podcast is after the jump. As part of the rollout they also have a book giveaway for one of the 4 new...

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National Review Online Literary Links

A couple of literature/bookish related links from our friends over at NRO: – First, they have a symposium on Shakespeare: Nobody knows precisely when William Shakespeare was born. It was in 1564, probably a few days before April 26, which definitely was the date of his baptism, as recorded in the parish church at Stratford-upon-Avon. The Bard’s birthday is traditionally observed on April 23, which is also the date on which he died, in 1616. To celebrate his life, we’ve asked a...

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National Review Online Literary Links

A couple of literature/bookish related links from our friends over at NRO: – First, they have a symposium on Shakespeare: Nobody knows precisely when William Shakespeare was born. It was in 1564, probably a few days before April 26, which definitely was the date of his baptism, as recorded in the parish church at Stratford-upon-Avon. The Bard’s birthday is traditionally observed on April 23, which is also the date on which he died, in 1616. To celebrate his life, we’ve asked a...

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Nam Le Audio Interview

ICYMI: Nigel Beale talks with Nam Le, winner of the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize and author of The Boat, about What Constitutes a Good Short Story. I am working on an email roundtable that deals with the short story format as well, so stay tuned.

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Anne Rice on Called Out of Darkness

John J. Miller has a new Between the Covers podcast up.  This one is with Anne Rice: . . . on her new memoir about returning to the Catholic Church after many years away from it. This is an important public conversation—first and foremost, it’s an embrace of faith and a rejection of atheism. From looking through her book, it’s clear that Rice has some liberal theological views (ordination of women, for instance), but this is a footnote compared to the larger point. Her...

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Anne Rice on Called Out of Darkness

John J. Miller has a new Between the Covers podcast up.  This one is with Anne Rice: . . . on her new memoir about returning to the Catholic Church after many years away from it. This is an important public conversation—first and foremost, it’s an embrace of faith and a rejection of atheism. From looking through her book, it’s clear that Rice has some liberal theological views (ordination of women, for instance), but this is a footnote compared to the larger point. Her...

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Lunchtime Links

A couple of links for your lunch hour: –> Penguin UK is offering 20% off econ related books: Short-selling, bank nationalization, liquidation, recession, boom and bust. These are all terms that most of us may not have heard for a decade or so, and for some, even in a lifetime. Yet whether browsing the web, reading a newspaper or watching the television, one is inundated with this financial newspeak. To help make sense of it all, we have come up with a list of some of our most...

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Lunchtime Links

A couple of links for your lunch hour: –> Penguin UK is offering 20% off econ related books: Short-selling, bank nationalization, liquidation, recession, boom and bust. These are all terms that most of us may not have heard for a decade or so, and for some, even in a lifetime. Yet whether browsing the web, reading a newspaper or watching the television, one is inundated with this financial newspeak. To help make sense of it all, we have come up with a list of some of our most...

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