1958 – Vladimir Nabokov‘s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.

birthdays •
1922 – Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer
1925 – Brian Aldiss, English writer

worth reading • from the Independent, the mystery that is Thomas Pynchon

ghost cooking • From Financial Times, a piece on the unsung hero of the celebrity cookbook world: The ghost writer/recipe tester.

site to see • looking for book hardware? Seven Gypsies has tons of it.


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