The first time Helen DeWitt disappeared was in 2000.
Her debut novel, The Last Samurai, was on the verge of becoming a publishing sensation. It would eventually sell more than 100,000 copies in English and be translated into 20 languages. People told Ms. DeWitt she was a star. Tina Brown, the owner of Talk Miramax Read More
London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers is looking for a new employee. The ideal hire, if an American, “would have to say all the right things about the publication-and have a knowledge of history, as we’re a bit lacking at the moment.”
Ms. Wilmers, sipping Campari at a book party in her honor at Read More
George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points landed in stores last November to the requisite curiosity and instant relaying of anything relatively juicy. But Decision Points was never looked at as a book – even Michiko Kakutani, in The New York Times, barely addressed the prose styles of our former commander in chief. Read More
Justin Wolfe gave up on the London Review of Books this weekend. The experimental blogger, known to his New York fans as Firmuhment, had been subscribed to the feed for about six months, starting when he saw one of their articles linked to on The Awl. By subscribing to the feed, using a Read More
The week sure started strong.
The Journal‘s cheekily named new section — “Greater New York,” that’s some kind of pun, no? — arrived on Monday, followed on Tuesday by a hotly-anticipated Senate appearance for Lloyd Blankfein, Fabulous Fab, and the rest of the Goldman gang. Both were, to be honest, a bit of Read More
The London Review of Books 30th anniversary celebration culminated in a panel discussion of “The Author in the Age of the Internet”: James Wood, Colm Toibin, John Lanchester, and Mary-Kay Wilmers joined moderator and LRB publisher Nicholas Spice on Saturday night at the New School.
A quick poll revealed that none of the panelists had Read More