2014 Young People’s Literature National Book Award Longlist
The National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced today. Read the full post.
Valerie Miles: A Thousand Forests in One Acorn
Trevor reviews A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, an exceptional anthology of Spanish-language fiction and interviews from twenty-eight of “the most important Spanish-language writers of the twentieth century,” put together by Valerie Miles. Read the full post.
Danielle McLaughlin: “The Dinosaurs on Other Planets”
This week’s story from The New Yorker is Danielle McLaughlin’s “The Dinosaurs from Other Planets.” Read the full post.
The Eclipse Viewer Episode 18: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu
David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 18: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.
Bonus Episode: Conversation with Gregg Sutter about Elmore Leonard
Today, The Library of America is releasing Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970s, which features Fifty-Two Pickup, Swag, The Unknown Man No. 89, and The Switch. This is the first of three planned volumes. In this bonus episode of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, Trevor interviews the volume’s editor, Gregg Sutter, who was Elmore Leonard’s researcher from 1981 until Mr. Leonard’s death on August 20, 2013. Read the shownotes and listen the podcast.