New Haruki Murakami coming out in April. Sorry to say that you’re going to have to speak Japanese if you want to read it right away. (Above photo via Portroids.)

Hilary Mantel writes at London Review of Books about on wanting to give Kate Middleton a copy of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.

On Ingmar Bergman’s novels.

Tolstoy’s War and Peace is coming to the BBC.

Help our pal Colin Dickey make it to the Arctic Circle.

“I’m a problem-solver — I’ve never thrown out an entire manuscript; I’ve always forced myself to repair it until it was a lovable thing again.” – Porochista Khakpour talks with LA Review of Books.

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