We have to start off with some sad news this week. Thanks to dementia, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez is no longer writing. I love his work, and I’m glad he’ll leave us with so much of it.
Now watch me pull my newscaster-shifting-from-something-really-depressing-to-something-light move and give you this link that imagines Cormac McCarthy writing Seinfeld.
In what I think is the best link of the week, one of the Pulitzer jury wrote a letter about the lack of a prize this year. He’s flummoxed, to say the least. It’s lengthy and broken into two parts, but worth a read. Find part one here and part two here.
I don’t know if we’ve posted any quirky writing contests here yet, but they can be fun. Here’s one from The Paris Review where you can win a bicycle.
Pictures of kids reading. Many of my students would be shocked by this phenomenon.
The LA Review of Books starts a new series looking in-depth at well-known fairy tales.
And now the science nerd in me gives you Carl Sagan’s reading list.