As we close out another Monday, here are some news briefs from the literary blogosphere…
International authors sign a petition supporting the release of Roman Polanski, including Bernard-Henri Levy, Salman Rushdie and Paul Auster. A petition excerpt: “Seventy-six years old, a survivor of Nazism and of Stalinist persecutions in Poland, Roman Polanski risks spending the rest of his life in jail for deeds which would be beyond the statute-of-limitations in Europe.”
The Rumpus publishes a timely essay: “A Short, Personal History of Small, Independent Publishing (1995-2009).”
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- Stephen King is Going on a Book Tour
- Oscar Pistorius' Agent Denies Memoir
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