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New Hitchhiker’s and Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman tweets a story

bookish blog title*Kurt Vonnegut’s Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction will be released October 20. Vanity Fair has an excerpt.

*Twitterature? On October 13 (at noon) Neil Gaiman does his part to bridge the ever-shrinking gap between literature and technology, inevitably inciting outrage from the anti-Kindle-ites.

*In shocking news: Douglas “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Adams died in 2001! But DON’T PANIC. And Another Thing…, the sixth book in Adams’s Hitchhiker “trilogy,” has been released. Though, Adams didn’t write it (as he is still deceased). This guy did.

*More Where the Wild Things Are stuff



The wild things are coming, Twilight is lampooned, Nick Hornby still rich
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*Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, the author and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth, (which introduced me to words and phrases like “dodecahedron,” “doldrums,” and “awful din”) will re-team for The Odious Ogre, set for a fall 2010 release. Alliteration aficionados, activate ! (<—awful attempt at alliteration).

*Juliet, Naked debuts at #11 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, Nick Hornby = rich(er) man.

*Herta Müeller wins 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Is it horrible that I don’t really care? (But I do love those umlauts in her name.)

*Maurice Sendak doc, Tell Them Anything You Want airs October 14 on HBO. I would probably be more excited about this if I wasn’t so totally inundated with all of this Where the Wild Things Are stuff (like these clothes, which are actually kind of cool). I sense some backlash in the very near future. The movie comes out October 16.

*The wunderkinder over at the Harvard Lampoon set to release Twilight parody entitled Nightlight.

*Time Out New York (briefly) interviews John Krasinski of The Office fame about his adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame about his new book The Tao of Wu.

*San Francisco Litquake is in full effect.