1962 – Author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. click image for a much larger one.

birthday boy • 1945 – Pat Conroy, American writer

audio • from NPR Carl Sandburg received one of his two Pulitzer Prizes for a 1950 compilation of his poems. A new collection focuses on the Midwestern poet’s early works, what the editor calls Sandburg’s “great period.”

more audio • from NPR by Alice McDermott “Why Libraries Should Stock Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider.”

even more audio • from NPR Esther Schor, poet and professor of English at Princeton University, takes a new look at poet Emma Lazarus with a new biography.

something new • from Forbes James Brady on Norman Mailer’s new novel Castle in the Forrest (via critical mass)

banktoaster • one of my new favorite programs – Filezilla – a free FTP program which rocks. Its appearance is very much like File Manager, so looking for files is ridiculously easy.

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