May 15, 2012 @ 12:24:00 am
Last night the New York Public Library hotsted its ceremony for the Young Lions Award. After Sloane Crosley and Billy Crudup read excerpts by the five finalists, the top honor was presented to Swampladia! author Karen Russell (she is in Berlin, so her brother accepted in her place). Swamplandia was also one of the finalists for this year's much-dicussed Pulitzer Prize.
How did the new owner of the Harvard Book Store figure out a way to compete with Amazon and “solve consumer’s expectations for instant gratification and delivery”? Answer: He installed an Espresso Book Machine, so that when books aren’t available in the store, they can be printed and bound, on the spot, for customers.
John Cheever would be turning 100 on May 27. To celebrate, Random House is releasing an updated edition of Cheever’s iconic red
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