Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has won the Nobel Prize in literature, becoming the first South American writer to win the 1.5 million dollar prize since Gabriel Garcia Marquez won it in 1982. Perhaps the shared glory will end the longstanding feud between the two authors, which climaxed the day Vargas Llosa decked Garcia Marquez in a movie theater, leaving him with a black eye.
OR books co-publisher John Oakes describes the imprint's unique business model at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Tonight, NYU is hosting a memorial celebration for David Markson, the experimental novelist (and David Foster Wallace fave) who passed away this summer. Writers Ann Beattie, Art Spiegelman, Pete Hamill, and Chris Sorrentino (among others), as well as Markson's daughter, Johanna, will read from his work and tell stories of his
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