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Jun 21, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

Paula Bomer

Soho Press has announced that it will publish Paula Bomer’s debut novel, Nine Months, in 2012. We’re still reeling from Bomer’s brilliant and savage story collection, Baby, which Minna Proctor described in this winter’s Bookforum as “punk rock for the roundly domesticated.”

The British Library and Google are digitizing more than 250,000 books, spanning the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

Coffee House Press’s founder and publisher, Allan Kornblum, is retiring from the imprint he founded in 1973, with Associate publisher Chris Fischbach taking over the top position [via Publishers Lunch].

Could a mother get away with writing a book like the best-selling faux bedtime story, Go the F*ck to Sleep?

The NBCC has queried its members about their favorite comic novelists, and in the first installment of their “NBCC Reads” series, four eminent critics chime in on the comic genius of Evelyn Waugh. As Morris Dickstein writes of Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, “The people in it are grasping and hypocritical, yet so over-the-top that the result is funny, but sad-funny.”