Monday, July 23, 2007

News Bits, In Brief

Insurance agent wins Hemingway look-alike contest. Larry Austin of Palm Harbor, FL took home the coveted honor. Runners up got promised part time Santa jobs in their local shopping malls.

Failed novelist succeeds as a prankster & plagiarist. A London lad looking for his fifteen minutes of fame sent eighteen publishers minutely altered chapters of Jane Austen novels. They were rejected or ignored by all but one publisher. I guess Austen's brand of writing is simply too Hollywood for today's literary world.

Speaking of Hollywood, since the Pirates of the Caribbean films have made them billions, has anyone thought to ask Johnny Depp to star in a film about book piracy? Sure, Depp's Secret Window and The Libertine weren't great book-related flicks, but what about Before Night Falls and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Those were ill!

This last link is for The Inkwell's newest employee, Molly. It's An Adrian Tomine interview at Read it when you get home, though. We're not paying you to play on the computer, damn it.