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Dec 9, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am

Idra Novey

The new issue of The Paris Review will go on sale December 15. It will include an interview with Jonathan Franzen, paintings by Amy Siliman and Tom McGrath, and a “troubling, sexually charged” novella by Peter Nadas.

Via Bookslut: The Babyshambles frontman, possible bad influence, and occasionally incarcerated Pete Doherty has been cast for a French film about 19th-century author Alfred de Musset.

Tireless innovator Seth Godin has launched a new imprint called The Domino Project, a partnership with Amazon, which will, as he describes it, “choose and deliver manifestos that are optimized for the tribe, for the small group that wants to grab them, inhale them and spread them.” The first optimized manifesto on offer hasn’t been named yet (we’re guessing it’s one of Godin’s relentlessly chipper dispatches on the zeitgiest), but will be available in March 2011.

Not to be outdone by Franklin Foer, Vice Magazine editor in chief Jesse Pearson is leaving his post.

Tired of best-of the year lists yet? We are, too. Still, we couldn’t help feeling some cheer when we saw that Anne Carson’s Nox was the top contemporary poetry bestseller for 2010.

Tonight at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, Susan Bernofsky (whose translation of Robert Walser’s Microscripts was one of our books of the year) and poet and translator Idra Novey will read from their recent work.