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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Dutch
"It isn't that he merely took a blowtorch to all the affectations and pretences of genre fiction. No, he made the lines between genre and literary fiction ridiculous and arbitrary for all time. Fuck your categorisations: this guy did some of the best writing in the last half of the 20th century." -- David Simon, creator of The Wire, on the passing of the great Elmore Leonard.

Gatsby Chart

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Robot
Generally speaking I am opposed to the digital or mechanical or a combination of the two replacing human workers. But I still think the first kids book vending machine is kinda cool.

King
Stephen King did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. Reading it is like swimming in a river of nerdery.

Artifacts

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Stackers
Please enjoy: The avant-garde art of book stacking in stores of Japan.

Binders
The Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition for 2013 has been won by...(drum roll please)...Dominic Riley! Way to go, Dom! He takes home the Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize and a cool £10,000. Check out the winning design and other finalists here.

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Poison
In his new book Who Owns the Future?, Jaron Lanier has some deep thoughts about this here stuff you're consuming right now: "Unfortunately, although no one realized it beforehand, the medicine turns out to be poison."

Paths
Editor and media scholar Jane Freidman sheds a little light on the possible paths to publishing.

Covers

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Hic!
The cocktails of famous literary characters and other fictional creatures, presented graphically.

Grilling

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Rep
Need an agent? Search here. Good luck!

Libraries
NPR asks: What Can Libraries Do To Survive In The Digital Age?

Thou
PBS asks: Which Shakespeare Character are You? (I was, um, Rosalind.)

Typing

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Jobs
What do poets do when their not doing poetry? NPR and Book Patrol each fill us in on the day jobs of poets.

Nonjob

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