20 6 / 2014

nprbooks:

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Today in Book News: Salman Rushdie, novelist and target of a fatwa that forced him into hiding for years, has won the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize. The award is given every year to a British writer who, in the words of Harold Pinter, has an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze and “fierce intellectual determination … to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.” The prize will be presented at a ceremony in October. 
Also today, FSG’s Work in Progress blog has excerpts from Marilynne Robinson’s next novel, Lila, set in the set in the world of her Pulitzer-winning book Gilead. Colum McCann talks about his favorite writers and the Boston Review examines the difficulties of translating Proust (our favorite Friday Read).
Read more here.

nprbooks:

Image via Getty

Today in Book NewsSalman Rushdie, novelist and target of a fatwa that forced him into hiding for yearshas won the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize. The award is given every year to a British writer who, in the words of Harold Pinter, has an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze and “fierce intellectual determination … to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.” The prize will be presented at a ceremony in October. 

Also today, FSG’s Work in Progress blog has excerpts from Marilynne Robinson’s next novel, Lila, set in the set in the world of her Pulitzer-winning book Gilead. Colum McCann talks about his favorite writers and the Boston Review examines the difficulties of translating Proust (our favorite Friday Read).

Read more here.

20 6 / 2014

ohstarstuff:

Footage credit: Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill

in honor of summer reading club: SCIENCE

(via meiyaru)

20 6 / 2014

legochesters:

Arguing about books vs. ebooks is like arguing about cake vs. also cake.

(Source: caperqueen, via thedigitallibrarian)

20 6 / 2014

jstor:

the-diebrarian:

You want weapons? We’re in a database! Best weapons in the world! (cc jstor)

Annnnnd, my day is complete.

jstor:

the-diebrarian:

You want weapons? We’re in a database! Best weapons in the world!
(cc jstor)

Annnnnd, my day is complete.

20 6 / 2014

thegivermemory:

What exciting memories do you have of snow? See Jonas experience winter for the first time in The Giver, August 15th.  



so excite!

thegivermemory:

What exciting memories do you have of snow? See Jonas experience winter for the first time in The Giver, August 15th.  

so excite!

20 6 / 2014

deadstaplers:

Today I received part two of my Swingline care package: a customizable stapler. I am now taking suggestions for designs. Current top contenders: My university’s logo OR cats.



genius: how to make work fun.

deadstaplers:

Today I received part two of my Swingline care package: a customizable stapler. I am now taking suggestions for designs. Current top contenders: My university’s logo OR cats.

genius: how to make work fun.

31 5 / 2014

thisisasentence:

the literary elements

thisisasentence:

the literary elements

(via lib-tech-in-the-tardis)

08 5 / 2014

08 5 / 2014

oskaloosalibrary:

Its sad, but so true..
So come and check out our sweet and lovable cat books! You will leave here purrrrring!

oskaloosalibrary:

Its sad, but so true..

So come and check out our sweet and lovable cat books! You will leave here purrrrring!

(via hafuboti)

07 5 / 2014

bookriot:

Jump into the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and help change the world.

bookriot:

Jump into the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and help change the world.

(via mollymwetta)