At PEN Atlas Tasja Dorkofikis has a Q&A with Per Petterson, author of I Curse the River of Time, etc.
Chapters: They organize our books and provide a metaphor for our lives. Where did they come from? A befuddled 15th century scholar
The obligatory 'judging the Man Booker Prize'-piece comes from Sarah Churchwell at The Guardian's book blog, where she writes about The joys of judging the Man Booker prize.
(I enjoy these, but I'd love it if one year they did get the judge who just hated the experience to spill all the ugly beans about the process.)
“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.” Galway Kinnell, whose Selected Poemswon a Pulitzer in 1983, passed away Tuesday