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Teju Cole Mixes Classic Lit & Drones on Twitter

Novelist Teju Cole published “Seven short stories about drones” on Twitter, mixing in violent unmanned aerial vehicle imagery with classic first lines from literature.

Web artist Josh Begley collected the short stories in a Storify post (embedded below).

The short short stories referenced seven famous novels. We’ve linked to free copies of the books, when available. The are, in order: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Ulysses by James Joyce, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Trial by Franz Kafka, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Stranger by Albert Camus.

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Free Samples of the Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

The New York Public Library has revealed the five finalists for the 2012 Young Lions Fiction Award, a $10,000 prize awarded each annually to a writer under 35-years-old.

Follow the links below to read free samples of the books.

Open City by Teju Cole (Random House)
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale (Twelve/Hachette Book Group)
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner (Coffee House Press)
Swamplandia! By Karen Russell (Alfred A. Knopf)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)