James Wood, I think, is in his element talking about Philip Roth
Ed Champion muses about NIN and Radiohead going label-less. I wonder if the publisher-free model will be adopted by any big-name authors. What if Stephen King decided he didn't need a publisher anymore? In this day and age, does he need a publisher anymore?
One Story has a Save the Short Story project.
Delany talks about the fact of being constantly being assailed by doubts as the fundamental engine of good writing, the only chance at excellence -- "you must write to project yourself, again and again, through the annealing moment which provides the negentropic organization which makes a few texts privileged tools of perception" -- and as being, if you respond to them immediately, energizing.
Whatever that means.
The role of the book in Chinese Communist propaganda posters. "To Read Too Many Books is Harmful" --Mao Zedong
For the last time, the novel is not dead
And finally, what everyone is talking about: an honest-to-God Science Fiction writer has won the Nobel Prize for Literature!