Arts & Culture
The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More
By Jewcy Staff / October 28, 2010
Our weekly roundup of literary news includes the indie press Melville House turning down an award, Jonathan Franzen hanging with Obama, Myla Goldberg’s new book, David Rakoff’s voice, and so much more. Read More
- Graffiti artist and Chicago activist William “Upski” Wimsatt’s (above) new book, Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs is discussed at Lit Kicks.
- Melville House turns down an Amazon award for the English translation of Israeli novel The Confessions of Noa Weber: “The point is, it’s clear to us that Amazon’s interests, and those of a healthy book culture, whether electronic or not, are antithetical.”
- New York Observer reviews The Instructions by Adam Levin.
- Mr. Franzen goes to Washington.
- At NPR, Myla Goldberg’s newest novel, The False Friend, is discussed.
- David Rakoff talks to the Bat Segundo Show. We really like the way Rakoff talks. Is that weird?