News Around the Net
A mystery for everyone. Can you name this famous literary spot? Don't worry, you get hints. Although, they may not be terribly helpful.
Nicholas Rombes, who's serialized novella Nightmare Trails at Knifepoint we covered a while back, is on to a connected side project. A poster contest for the novella. Selected posters will then go on auction and the proceeds will go to charity. Check it out.
The finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction have been announced. The "first among equals" (the winner) will be announced on March 23 and get a giant chunk of cash. Congrats to Sherman Alexie, Lorrie Moore and all the rest.
Rules for writing from Richard Ford, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood and many, many others. Overwhelmingly the best rule for writing you'll find on this list: Write!
A conversation with Leevi Lehto, who recently translated Ulysses into Finnish, about the process. And why Ulysses was his easiest translation ever. Probably because it doesn't make sense to begin with, so it didn't matter which words he used or in what order he put them.
The Paris Review has posted a composite of four interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, which has been worked over extensively by Vonnegut himself. This is what has resulted. It's very long.