- Canadian philosopher and writer Charles Taylor awarded $1.5-million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity along with Jürgen Habermas.
- The publishing world’s franchise problem.
- “There’s only so many times a new novel can be described as ‘compulsively readable’ or ‘dazzlingly imaginative’ before such phrases begin to float free of all meaning. Readers’ skepticism toward blurbs is also due to suspicions about the integrity – or lack thereof – of such endorsements”: David Foster Wallace and blurbspeak.
- YA novel depicts Truman Capote and Harper Lee’s friendship.
- Showtime to adapt Patti Smith’s Just Kids for TV.
- Pearson sells stake in Economist Group to focus on education publishing as date to legally sell PRH shareholdings approaches.
- Some data on reading speed and how to increase yours.