Critical Linking: October 19, 2013

The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won’t travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health.

I know I’m not the first to ask this, but why don’t they just go to her?

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“We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on one page.”

I’ve read Neverwhere dozens of times, and I’ve never even noticed that passage before.

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Bloomsbury has launched a new imprint called Sigma that will publish books in the popular science category. Noting that the category has seen a growth of 8% from 2012 to 2013, Bloomsbury said Sigma will focus on narrative titles on subjects ranging from robotics to evolutionary biology. 

This is a wonderful thing. I may just start reading nonfiction.

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I lost my innocence, the pure and simple joy of reading for pleasure. My reading became more anxious and analytical. I was figuring things out.

Maybe being a writer isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

 

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