Mina Loy

Courtney Love is writing a memoir.

UK wagering house Ladbrookes guesstimates that Syrian poet Adonis will win this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.

Newsweek talks with Jeffrey Eugenides about his forthcoming novel, The Marriage Plot.

The TLS gives some love to overlooked Modernist (and Bookforum favorite) Mina Loy, a writer whose oeuvre T. S. Eliot refused to discuss on the grounds that “her writing was too inconsistent to view as a whole.”

High-achieving siblings Alison and Adam Gopnik review Jeffrey Kluger’s The Sibling in this week New York Times’ Book Review. (What, Blake wasn’t available to join?)

The New Yorker will begin to give out tickets to its 2011 festival today at noon; one of the fest’s highlights is a panel this evening on alternative realities featuring novelists Colson Whitehead, Karen Russell, and Gary Shteyngart, and fiction editor Willing Davidson.

The New York Times used an emoticon in a headline yesterday (as predicted by Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm), but it isn’t the first time—the paper adorned an 1862 speech by president Lincoln with a winking smiley face.