site worth seeing • robert sabuda has built a site dedicated to EVERYTHNG about pop-up books you could ever want. Including this section called Sneak Peeks with a lovely look at Maurice Sendak’s Mommy? his tribute to his love of the monsters of the 1930s.
1937 – Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
talking head • Mediabistro has an interview with Danielle Durkin editor at Random House and Ballantine
naughty naughty • Apparently CEO Raytheon William H. Swanson’s book Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management, contains 17 maxims previously written AND published verbatim by W. J. King in 1944 as The Unwritten Laws of Engineering. When questioned by the NYTs Swanson ‘blamed a staff member‘ My this is getting ugly – do you think he has to give back anything?
heads up • The 27th annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair will be held Sunday, May 22nd in the ballroom of the Michigan Union.
cookies • The Norwegian author Per Petterson has won the UK Independent Foreign Fiction prize for his fifth novel, Out Stealing Horses.
event • At the kick off for the 19th Iranian International Book Fair, President Ahmadinejad said that the general policy of his government was to support books and book reading. Over 2,754 domestic and foreign publishers are displaying over 283,000 different books or articles in the areas of religion, philosophy, literature, art, history, geography and basic, ideological and practical sciences.
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banktoaster • David Seadaris has a marvelous piece in the New Yorker