Buy Jane Austen’s turquoise ring for a whole lot of money.

Dave Eggers talks to Michael Silverblatt on KCRW’s Bookworm.

Transgender poet Joy Ladin on “Writing as a woman” at Her Kind.

Tao Lin writes whether the novel has a future or not at The Observer, and the people in the comment section discuss the use of “noumenon.”

A National Review contributor thinks that “most of the world worked better in colonial times.”

The June Brides talk to Critical Mob.

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