Tuesday September 22nd, 2009

In the Ether

huck_coverA lively, beautifully illustrated interview with Paul Buckley, a creative designer at Penguin. (“I found and purchased an image for a difficult book cover project recently just because I decided to google ‘leucistic squirrel’ after I noticed a few in Prospect Park. I have no idea how we all existed before the internet.”) . . . On her lovely new blog, Like Fire, Lisa Peet marvels at Carl Jung’s unearthed “Red Book.” . . . Translator Natasha Wimmer discusses her work on forthcoming Roberto Bolaño novels. And The Millions offers a Bolaño syllabus. . . . Scott Pack alerts us to an upcoming anthology about atheism, pegged to Christmas. The book includes an essay by Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon about losing his faith. . . . The salvation of books? The death of books? I have a headache. You decide. . . . The great New York Review of Books Classics line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with events now through November. . . . The MacArthur Foundation has announced its annual “genius grants.” This year’s writers are Edwidge Danticat, Deborah Eisenberg and poet Heather McHugh.