After 32 years and “some 1,500 dispatches from the frontiers of language,” the New York Times column “On Language” is shuttting down.
On the High Line in New York, Salman Rushdie talks about the history and evolution of the PEN World Voices Festival he began seven years ago, and what we can expect from this year’s week-long celebration.
Over at The Millions, Nell Boeschenstein recalls the superiority of the Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine and traces the vanishing “physicality of the writing process.”
“Among the sauciest pen pals of the era” This Recording provides an intimate look at Flannery O’Connor and her influences through her letters to Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and others.
In response to news of the Borders bankruptcy, Green Apple bookstore in San Francisco lays out a blueprint for how the indie bookstore can remain healthy and viable.
Translators Edith Grossman and Steve Dolph read at the first installment of The Bridge, the first independent reading and discussion series in New York dedicated to literary translation.
John Barber of The Globe and Mail discovers a surge in e-book lending, while finding little evidence of piracy.