Art and Lit News: The Race is On for the Game of Thrones

Karri Justina Shea March 17, 2014 0


  • Anne Rice has announced the upcoming publication of Prince Lestat, her latest vampire novel featuring the return of Lestat de Lioncourt.
  • You’ve heard of this by now, right? Spritz is probably the coolest idea I’ve heard of in a while, and as far as I can tell by the demo, it really works. We can all be speed-readers!
  • The Guardian lists the top ten imposters in fiction.
  • Ever wonder about where ebooks got their start? Well now you don’t have to.
  • Keith Richards (yes, that one) is writing a children’s book, complete with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards. It’s called Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.
  • The author picture accompanying it is probably the best thing about this article: a Bad Sex Award nominee says the award is “idiotic.”
  • Oprah Winfrey is publishing a book of essays. Aka magazine columns she’s already written.
  • Mark Twain offers his picks of the best books for children.
  • For fun: CBC Books offers six wacky book records.
  • CBC is also asking: who is Canada’s most iconic literary character? (For goodness’ sake, this Islander begs you, don’t say Anne of Green Gables.)
  • I love lists like this one: some of the best opening lines in literature. And on that note, is technology making opening lines more important than ever?
  • Finally, HuffPost gives us ten offbeat sci-fi books that are must-reads.

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