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Bookmarks: Orwell blogs, Chabon wins big, China’s publishing industry goes quiet

Some book-related links:

  • Orwell, the blogger (Time)
  • Hugo Awards awarded ā€œ Chabon wins the big one (The Hugo Awards)
  • China’s publishing industry shuts down during Olympics (The New York Times)
  • A pair of Canadians (including Q&Q contributor Ian Daffern) have online comic in contention in DC Comics contest (Shock Effect blog)
  • Jerusalem’s Russian Library (Jerusalem Post)
  • Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish dies (Reuters)
  • Canongate publisher Jamie Byng blasts Bookers for not picking Canongate book (The Age)
  • Muslim scholar’s novel angers Egyptian Christians (GulfNews.com)
  • A guide to all those semi-fictional addiction memoirs (CBC.ca)
  • Library overdue fees go to help flood victims (IndyStar.com)