News: Literary Recap October 4 - 10, 2012

2012-10-11 20:19:PM ago by nicole.boyce

The sky’s the limit! For the ultimate in writing back-ups, check out this article on interstellar hard drives. On a less technological front, Futility Closet looks back at The Star Gauge, a choose-your-own poem that can be read 2848 ways.

“Hey Jude,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – these aren’t just musical milestones, they’re stitches in the literary fabric. Publisher’s Weekly lists off the ten most mentioned songs in books.

After seven years, Google has settled its lawsuit with the Association of American Publishers. Centered around Google’s Library Project, the suit contested Google’s right to share duplicates of books digitized by libraries.

Finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards were released this week, with three Calgarians in the running. Biz, a Quebec nationalist singer nominated for La chute de Sparte has refused his nomination for political reasons.

From rankings denial to remaindered acceptance, The Awl outlines the five stages of grief following the publication of your first novel.


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