Liteary Links – New Fiction, Graywolf Press, Womens Prize Longlist, and Super Speed Reading

March 13, 2014

Untitled-2Book services packaged like magazines? Wired highlights publishers struggling against plunging prices and shrinking audiences in this article which claims, The Future of Books Looks a lot Like Netflix.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction, which awards a cash prize of £30,000 announced their longlist this week. Nominees include Booker Prize winner The Luminaries, Margaret Atwood bestseller MADDADDAM, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, and The Flamethrowers. Their shortlist announces April 7th, and winners on June 4th. Don’t forget, our 2013 judge, AM Homes, won it last year.

Graywolf Press champions aspiring authors on the premise that all outstanding writers deserve to be heard. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Graywolf has grown from a one man operation to a leading nonprofit publisher. Happy 40th to a wonderful press!

Jonsing for some new fiction? This week Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading (subscribe! It’s fantastic.) is brought to you by Karen Russell, who introduces “Girl and Giraffe” by Lydia Millet. “Millet produces a slender masterpiece about humans’ engagement with and estrangement from the natural world.”

This new reading app will have you reading faster than ever before. Research shows up to 500 wpm, with full retention. Click on the link to see what 500 wpm looks like.

Words connecting people: Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho has written poetry most of his life, but few have read his words because he is homeless living in Sao Paulo. A passerby created a facebook page highlighting his poetry and now he is on the path to publishing, has over 45,000 likes, and has reunited with estranged family.


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