distopia alert • from the Globe and Mail – Martin Levin’s “No Books, the Terrorists have Won.”
audio • Nora Ephron guests on NPR’s On Point to talk about her new book on aging : I Feel Bad About My Neck.
cookies • Alice Munro became the 47th recipient of the MacDowell Medal, which recognizes a lifetime contribution to the arts.
talking head • Courier-Journal interviews Kim Edwards about her debut novel, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, a suprise best-seller.
obit of note • John Raymond Godley at 85, the author of a number of books including a biography of the notorious Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren.
popularity contest • John Sutherland chairman of last year’s Man Booker committee weighs in on this years longlist.
something old • John Allemang in his Globe and Mail Book a Day column takes on the Iliad.
< --- BTW: This is one of my all time favorite book covers.
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