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Bookmarks: NBCC and James Wood on the best books

Sundry links from around the Web:

  • Star literary agent Eric Simonoff, the man who landed Andrew Davidson $1.25-million for The Gargoyle, has jumped ship to a new agency, joining global talent agency William Morris.
  • Back when he was still writing for The Guardian, literary critic James Wood put together a list of the best British and American writing from 1945 to 1985. The Elegant Variation has reprinted that list here.
  • The Economist profiles Brewster Kahle, the man behind the Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance.
  • Book critic and novelist Dale Peck, in his own words.
  • Bolaño takes National Book Critics Circle’s fiction prize; V.S. Naipaul bio, Kleinzahler also get the nod.
  • Is this the end of the Gutenberg era?