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It’s the end of The Colbert Report and for the man who took it upon himself to champion Hachette writers we deserve to look back upon his work and the best literary interviews during his run. 

Americanah is getting an adaptation. The two leads have been cast and Brad Pitt is making this happen with his production company.

The best bars are the ones we find in fiction. Over at Punch Wayne Curtis takes a closer look at bars that appear in all sorts of fiction and explores the idea of ‘fourth places’.

Last year’s winner of the Folio Prize turned out to be a great book for our book club. Let’s see if any of these new nominations will be as good as Tenth of December.

Sick of all the best books lists? Well, let’s dissect it even further and see what are the best sentences of this year.

This week we’re liking Bustle’s lists. Take a gander at their Nerdy graphic novels for women and the most anticipated 2015 titles.

And talking about anticipated books for the new year, Kelly Link’s newest book is getting hyped everywhere. Maybe this short story at McSweeney’s will keep you satisfied until you can actually buy it.

And because there will be no bookish interviews this Friday, we’ll share with you a column by Emily St. John Mandel about her favorite passage in literature and how she doesn’t write for winning awards.



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