Category Archives: Literature in the News

A New Dave Eggers Book !

By | October 13, 2010

One Man Zeitgeist: David Eggers, Publishing and Publicity by Caroline D. Hamilton Publication Date: October 21, 2010 Publishing innovator Dave Eggers has done it again. Well, he hasn't actually. In fact, it's Caroline Hamilton, McKenzie Research Fellow in the Department of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, who has done it this time.… Read More »

The Great American Novel?

By | August 30, 2010

Jonathan Franzen's highly anticipated book, Freedom, comes out tomorrow (or midnight tonight if you've got a kindle). I would start reading at midnight and try to finish in one sitting, but I’ve got to be at work at 8am tomorrow, but please do let me know if you try. Good old Muchico Kakutani gave it… Read More »

Faulkner Speaks!

By | July 30, 2010

From National Public Radio "In the late 1950s, English students at the University of Virginia got the opportunity that most American literature scholars would kill for — to speak with William Faulkner." Read the whole story here: Want to learn more about William Faulkner? Check out Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time John Steinbeck… Read More »