News Around the Net
Is true literary translation possible? Kind of like how eskimos have a thousand words for snow. Could a person who speaks another language ever really understand?
Trying to create a book club consisting of every person on Twitter. The largest book club ever.
Writers giving their ten rules for writing, part two. See what Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith and Phillip Pullman have to say (Be forewarned: Pullman does not have much to say and you will be scolded).
Apple released some of the prices for ebooks in preparation for the iPad. The verdict? Basically the same as the Kindle. So far, the pricing war between Apple and Amazon seems a bit overblown.
Here's a list of winners of awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Yes, Daniyal Mueenuddin won more things here. Did you know he has a Yale law degree to go along with his MFA from University of Arizona? And his name is hard to spell. I hate him. Good short stories though.
They've been a hit with Piper House interns, but have never made an appearance on the blog. Here's a Times Daily story about Godzilla Haiku.
Ending on a sad note, National Book Award winning poet Ai died this week of natural causes in Oklahoma City. She was 62.