Mon 26 Apr 2010 - Filed under: Not a Journal., Alasdair Gray, blind consumerism, bookshops, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, Interstitial Arts, Julia Holmes, Karen Lord, translations | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin
Catch-up post about recent happenings with our books.
1) April: Alasdair Gray! At last! Nope. Now a June book due to a printer error. Sigh. You can see an excerpt on Scribd.
2) May: Edward Gauvin (translator of A Life on Paper) was recently blogging on translations, Belgium, and more at the 3% blog. (Surely 3.5% by now?)
4) June: 2 starred reviews so far for Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo!
5) July: good news coming soon on Julia Holmes’s debut novel Meeks.
Ok, bored with numbering now. The Interstitial Arts Foundation has a call for papers for a new interstitial-sounding anthology:
What is Interfictions Zero? Interfictions Zero is an online virtual anthology, comprised of a Table of Contents listing seminal pieces of published interstitial writings (with live links to those texts where possible) and original essays about the focus pieces listed in the TOC. With the online publication of Interfictions Zero, the Interstitial Arts Foundation will begin to create a historical context for how interstitial writing affects the growth and development of literature over time.
There’s also an interesting addition to the ongoing conversation about translations at the IAF blog.
Poets & Writers spotlights one of Chicago’s many wonderful bookstores: Women & Children First.
Do you like Rachel Maddow? Essentials in Northampton has the shirt for you—in white or pink and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to support the Capital Campaign for the Northampton Survival Center.
Apparently the folks at Essentials aren’t having quite enough fun there so there’s this site, too: My Parents Made Me Wear This.
The NY Center for Indie Publishing their 6th Annual New York Round Table Writers’ Conference, May 1 (er, tomorrow!), 9AM- 7PM, where you can meet various people in publishing—including Kelly’s fabby agent Renee Zuckerbrot. Tickets are Members – $69.00/Non-Members – $89.00/Student – $20.00:
Please e-mail [email protected] to reserve or confirm a spot today – we hope to see you all here on May 1st!
And that’s it for now. Maybe there’ll be more later. After all, what else is there to do on a spring afternoon but haunt the web and wait until the tick tick tick hits leaving time!