Tweeted literary news roundup, 02/03/2011

More on book turmoil: http://authorsguild.org/advocacy/articles/how-apple-saved-barnes–noble.html

Karen Russell on the Persistence of the Novelist http://huff.to/gWFQ1u

Broke? Tired of Joyce Carol Oates? Go to the Fake AWP! http://pulsene.ws/XGvo

Very good recs here: A Reading List for the Egypt Crisis http://nyti.ms/fE9sYs

Laura Hillenbrand’s WWII book Unbroken topped the NYT’s first nonfiction E-Book Best Seller list http://mbist.ro/gjbhZV

Looking at the Looker and the Lookie and Thinking About the Looking and the Looking – http://htmlgiant.com/?p=56965

Ben Yagoda reported on “a whole new strain of bad writing” for the Chronicle of Higher Education. http://at.pw.org/i8ogCu

Mark Twain’s autobiography is incoherent, in just the way that he thought good writing should be. http://bit.ly/eisnzu

“I remember feeling a weird, uncanny sympathy with the cockatoo riding a bicycle.” Karen Russel on ‘Swamplandia!’ – http://tpr.ly/fbvUnO

New blog posting, Ask the Author: Karen Munro – http://tinyurl.com/5u6xgnx

Bloody horrors and serene beauty: On Sarah Bakewell’s NBCC-nominated How To Live http://bit.ly/f3CQ0O

Petrushevskaya’s scary fairy tales published in Britain: http://bit.ly/eGpGBR

“Make Believe That You Got a Free Throw”: Red Auerbach on Writing – http://htmlgiant.com/?p=56957

“Fiction that creates a kind of truth.” — On Ismail Kadare’s The Three-Arched Bridge: http://bit.ly/hs8TJV

Eric Martin reviews Donald Rumsfeld’s book (without reading it): http://bit.ly/gUaN8v

Reports of Borders death “greatly exaggerated” – http://ow.ly/3PE80

Fan translates Russian Lord of the Rings rewrite, revealing bloody & unrecorded consequences: http://mbist.ro/gFHEHD

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