The MacArthur Grants for 2011 have been announced, the literary winners include two poets (one a former United States poet laureate) and a journalist.

George R.R. Martin crossed the one million Kindle ebooks sold mark, one of only ten who have done so thus far. He joins a list including Nora Roberts and James Patterson. Um, congrats!

Check out this gallery of Dickens characters. It was put together as part of a celebration of Dickens's 200th birthday, early next year.

When Kesey met Kerouac.
Spoiler alert: they did not become best friends.

Borders closed forever and at least one of their employees was bitter enough to write this frustrated manifesto.

There's a new Silverstein book out. NPR has some of the poems in it.