News: Literary Recap Oct. 11-17, 2012

2012-10-18 19:46:PM ago by nicole.boyce


Mo Yan became the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize in Literature this week, receiving accolades for his brand of ‘hallucinatoric realism.’ In Canadian award news, the Acorn-Plantos Award has released its shortlist, celebrating accessible poetry by Canadian writers.
“If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file.” As part of The Guardian’s call for writing rules, Margaret Atwood shares her favourite tips and tricks.
A book customized to your location? The Silent Hill, a new ‘exploratory novel,’ is breaking ground by allowing readers to interact with serialized content using a free app.
Looking back at the history of female literacy, Slate explores social fears surrounding women as readers and writers. Meanwhile, a landmark feminist bookstore in Toronto is closing its doors in November.
From Kerouac’s love of pie to Agatha Christie’s cream-drinking habit, The Daily Beast has a list of writers’ favorite foods.

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