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Stop bringing your copy of 50 shades of Grey to the charity shop. Even they don’t want them.

The Paris Review investigates the tradition of outlaw poets.

The Lulu Fund researched which authors win the big prizes and found that only the academics were winning.

According to GOOD Cli-fi or Climate Fiction is the hot new genre. Pair this with an article by Chronicle of how the genre is changing literary studies.

An essential occult reading list by Flavorwire.

If you didn’t want to travel to London to see American Psycho: The Musical, you can now listen to the whole thing online.

Ann Patchett’s book shop is getting this really cool book mobile.

Charlie Jane Anders shares vital storytelling lessons from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Buzzfeed Reader just launched.

News on the An Untamed State adaptation.

A new collection of David Foster Wallace’s work on tennis will be published.

Elijah Wood is cast in the Dirk Gently adaptation.

This is one notebook you can microwave.


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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