Bookmarks: Frank McCourt, Yann Martel, Tom Wolfe, Harry Potter, and more Some book-related links: Frank McCourt dies at 78. Yann Martel’s new novel gets a U.S. deal. Tom Wolfe says, “To the moon, America, to the moon…” Harry Potter books “very Talmudic.” What’s wrong with the Hugo shortlist? Leave Hemmingway aloooooone!!! Five laws of the novelist.