David Foster Wallace's unfinished novel, The Pale King, comes out next month. If you can't wait until then to read the (very long) opening sentence, well, neither could the people at The Millions.

Deborah Eisenberg won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her short story compilation The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg.

Not sure if I've ever linked to this, but I make the rules here, and if I want to link it again, I will do so. This is a really cool continuing feature from The Rumpus. And we all get to participate if we want!

Here's Bret Easton Ellis chiming in on the Charlie Sheen ramblings with his own ramblings about something he's calling a post-Empire atmosphere.

Bi Feiyu won the Man Asian Literary Prize this week, awarded to what is judged as the best piece in the 26 nation Asia-Pacific region. I feel like Asian literature is kind of overlooked. I'm sad I'm not more up-to-date on it.

So, uh, Ezra Pound. Not really known for being the best person in the world.