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Lena Dunham’s book tour is shaping up to be more than just the average tour. The New York Times berates the ‘circus’ for its high prices. We’re still going though.

Emily Gould, who you know from Friendship, is recommending the best books for this fall. Definitely a list without all the bestsellers.

Meet the writers picked for the Amtrak Writing Residency. Very curious to see how writing on a train is going to work!

Electronic Literature shared another infographic by FatBrain, this time on why we prefer to read on paper. Even though it’s not the biggest reason, posing is still a part of it.

Bret Easton Ellis is trying to inspire Generation Wuss, to make them less pathetic. He means well guys, he really does.

Now that The Maze Runner movie didn’t flop, the author James Dashner is thinking of writing a prequel. Nothing reignites a book series like a movie adaptation.

Authors jumping on the YA train! Sophie Kinsella who penned the Shopaholic series is joining the YA genre by writing a book about a teenage girl dealing with anxiety. It’s obvious where the money is.

The most hated man in literature is now Edward Champion. Read his ‘rise and fall’ on The Daily Beast.

New literary prizes! The Bookseller is giving away an award for the best YA novel and Slate is trying to help authors who are working on their second books.


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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