Friday, January 4, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Tom Wolfe has switched publishers for his new novel, Back to Blood. Unfortunately, he has yet to switch to a new topic. Little, Brown and Company will be releasing Wolfe's umpteenth examination of wealth and class later this year.

Via The Guardian UK: Authors duke it out over the one sentence paragraph.

My patriotic heart soars with the eagles -- Canada has slipped behind the USA in regards to their reading habits. That means we've got 'em beat on murders, rapes, violent crimes and reading. We're number one! We're number one! Woo-hoo!

Video interviews with comics writer Alan Moore about V for Vendetta, Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lost Girls.

Marvel Comics has angered hordes of dedicated Spider-man fans with the newest issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. In it, the fictional webslinger makes a deal with the fictional devil to re-write/throw out large chunks of last 45 years of the book's fictional continuity. In other words, it's the company's way of admitting that a lot of those stories were crap.

Lastly, the most obvious literary award headline ever today.