paper trail

Apr 20, 2012 @ 12:12:00 am

C. E. Morgan, Luc Sante, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, John Wray, Philip Gourevitch, Ruth Franklin, and Gary Panter are among the fifteen winners of the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center fellowship, which awards grantees a private office, a stipend, and research assistance from library staff. If this weren’t enough, it’s been an especially good month for Wray and Franklin—last week, both were awarded Guggenheim fellowships.

David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis—starring Robert Pattinson—will be one of the main features at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A complete festival lineup is available here, and a trailer for the movie (which looks awesome) is up at Slate.

Lena Dunham tells the New York Times that she loves autobiographies, biographies, and is obsessed with "The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve, in which we learn intimate details about working with titans of the French New Wave and she talks smack about Bjork.”

For just under $25, boutique publisher U Star books will reprint a paperback edition of a classic novel with your name in it. So far, twenty-seven books are available for personalizing, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Women, and The Three Musketeers. Notable omissions include Lolita and American Psycho.

Y.A. fiction isn’t a genre, it’s a category: the Atlantic Wire goes deep into the definition and history of the rapidly popularizing body of literature.

The New Yorker opened its fact-checking department in 1927 after a profile of Edna St. Vincent Millay went terribly wrong (her mother wrote in to complain). Here’s a short history of their published corrections from the following eighty-five years. Meanwhile, have you been wondering what New Yorker staffers are reading?