birthday boy • 1803 – Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English novelist and playwright (d. 1873) . . . .and speaking of Bulwer-Lytton – Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, held by the Department of English, San Jose State University.
birthday boy • 1927 – Robert Ludlum, American writer (d. 2001)
birthday girl • 1949 – Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-born novelist
fair use • from ©opybites –Washington, D.C. – Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today introduced the “Orphan Works Act of 2006” (H.R. 5439), which creates new guidelines for use of copyrighted material when the original owner cannot be located.
something new • Lisa Phillips, has written Public Radio:Behind the Voice, a book about National Public Radio.
sites to see • everything you never wanted to know about libraries : libraryhistorybuff.org
worth reading • Matthew Pearl author of the Dante Club, and The Poe Shadow, picks the top ten books inspired by Edgar Alan poe.
obit worth reading • Gilbert Sorrentino, 77; Avant-Garde Novelist, Professor
harleboo • Award-winning Latino Author Caridad Pineiro helps Harlequin launch their new Nocturne paranormal line “Death Calls” in December 2006.
* in honor and memory of Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. “Do you know where your Towel is?”
half-lives • little Lulu.com has some fascinating facts and figures
regarding the decreasingly short shelf lives of bestsellers. who knew Lulu.com was into reportage?
talking heads • New Yorker editor David Remnick guests on NPR’s On Point and talks about his new book of profiles, Reporting.