Morning Reads: Fancy Book Party for The Marriage Plot and More

Jeffrey Eugenides had a book party at The Standard Wednesday night: “I am seldom stirred anymore by the sight of the Manhattan skyline,” said Franzen. “Tonight I was spontaneously stirred.” [Bloomberg]

And Martin Amis was there! [NY Post]

Will Self writes about living with a rare blood disease. [Guardian]

A fan of Dorothy Parker’s tries to save her childhood home from the wrecking ball. [NY Times]

What Vanessa Grigoriadis reads. [Atlantic]

There are four new translations of The Iliad. [Economist]

Knopf book designer Chip Kidd is writing a Batman graphic novel? [Amazon]

The shortlist for the T.S. Eliot poetry prize has been announced. [New Statesman]

Laura Tisdel, a new editor at Regan Arthur Books (she replaces Andrea Walker, who joined Penguin Press earlier this year), has her first blog post up.

And Ellie Robins, a new editor at Melville House, has one up too. Are there still great national literatures in English? [Moby Lives]

Morning Reads: Fancy Book Party for The Marriage Plot and More