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The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More

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

By / October 28, 2010

  • 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.”
  • At NPR, Myla Goldberg’s newest novel, The False Friend, is discussed.