Living in the future is so awesome.

The new class of Whiting Writers' Award winners were announced.
Congrats to all on your new publicity and giant stack of cash.

The best time for writers to write. I would vote for never.

A slideshow of Sylvia Plath's very domestic drawings of houses, Ted Hughes, and a cow. The Ted Hughes one is actually very good.

Authors and their hobbies.
From Franz Kafka's enormous collection of porn to Mark Twain's inventing a device to replace suspenders. Jonathan Franzen's bird watching obsession not mentioned, although it should be.

It's that time of year again.
Get your caffeine ready.