How has the economic crisis affected our best literary journals? Can literary journals continue to serve their traditional function of discovering and promoting the best new writing in the changed technological environment?
In an age where too many pundits are anxious not to offend allies in their own camp and not to take too many risks with their opponents, Hitchens is a reminder of the irreplaceable role of the untamed intellectual .
I'm tired of people saying Men Don't Read. Men LOVE to read. But the more publishing repeats the empty mantra that Men Don't Read the less they're going to try to appeal to men, which is where this vicious cycle begins.
When Natalie Merchant sang from her new album, Leave Your Sleep, lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry paired with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.
Don Linn's seen most angles of the book business as a publisher and distributor. He's also been an investment banker, and explored briefly a promising digital publishing start-up venture, before pulling out.
What is most compelling about Alice Munro's stories is the sense we have of peering into the darkest recesses of people's hearts, eavesdropping, learning their tortured secrets. In an age of reality TV this may seem passé.
Set in the same universe as that of her novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke's "The Ladies of Grace Adieu" stands on its own as a series of glittering dark tales that draw on the legends of northern Europe.