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NaNoWriMo just ended and we hope that anyone who joined, finished it with success! But the less known version of NaNo is NaNoGenMo, a month for computer generated novels. Computers writing novels at high speed! Sounds amazing!

We all know the novels written by Annie Proulx, Alice Walker and John Updike, but did you have any idea that they also wrote books about golf, genital mutilation and making apple cider? Check out this list of obscure non-fiction work by famous authors.

You know it’s December when The Millions has started their year in reading. Looking forward to seeing what books all those crazy authors have been reading.

The New York Times posted a great infographic on the unhappiness of Russian authors. They certainly are unhappy with their marriages…

Of course A Void by Georges Perec is the most famous example of constrictive writing, but he was definitely not the first one to write a whole novel without the letter ‘e’. Over at The Atlantic they’re delving into removing the letter ‘e’ from the English language with the example of Gadsby and what happens when you do this.

A while ago we already reported on this new 24-hour book store in Asia, but it’s good to hear it’s thriving. Will it ever make it’s way to Europe?

Adaptation news! Bookriot compiled a great list, but they hadn’t mentioned these two options on YA author Gayle Forman yet. Excited for Jeff vanderMeer’s Southern Reach coming to the big screen!

Oh tell me who are the most powerful authors of all? Unsurprisingly, J.K. Rowling is still at the top.

A Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered in a small town library in France. It had been wrongly dated by previous librarians, but now they finally uncovered it as a 16th century work.

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