The above photo of Philip Larkin’s glasses comes via the Poetry Foundation’s Pinterest board.

Eat, Pray, Love’s undertone is that you deserve to be happy; Wild’s is that you have to earn it.” – Elizabeth Greenwood on the common ground and differences between Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert at The Atlantic Wire.

Dave Eggers, Junot Díaz, Robert Caro and many other are some of the names mentioned as finalists for the National Book Awards.

“Philip Roth has influenced me just as much, but no one is trying to lump me in with Philip Roth.” – Scott McClanahan talks to Oxford American.

Pay-what-you-want e-books are making some bank.

One member of Pussy Riot has been freed.

When Tori Amos played a small concert in New York.

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