Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has embarked upon a bookstore tour to promote her new book One Can Make a Difference. All PETT members (People for the Ethical Treatment of Trees) are encouraged to douse her and her book with buckets of fake sap.

Speaking of threats aimed at authors, Roberto Saviano (Gomorra) and Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses) recently got together to share their experiences of living under death threats. Interested? Check under your mouse for bombs, then click here.

Now that Obama has been elected, what are bookstores going to do with all of the shelf space previously dedicated to anti-Bush books? According to the Guardian UK, the next wave of political books will be about recovering from the recession, the pros and cons universal health care, and maybe even a reprinting or two of books released during the last Great Depression.