17th-century technology on 19th-century books, Murakami’s Nobel buzz, and the digital rebirth of Dr. Seuss.
A rare-book librarian at the University of Iowa discovered fore-edge paintings on four nineteenth-century books, each on a different season.
Speaking of seasons, “Come Rain or Come Shine” was one of Haruki Murakami’s first works. The Japanese author is now a favorite for the Nobel Prize.
The Center for Fiction has announced the shortlist for its 2013 First Novel Prize.
And this nine-year-old kid is already working on his.
Hard to beat the master, though–especially if he’s available in ebook form!
If this had been the case in the fictional world of Room, 5-year-old Jack might have better entertained himself. The upcoming movie adaptation of this literary gem sounds promising, but we’ll have to wait for a trailer.
No need to wait when it comes to Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge, though. Check out Penguin’s sneek-peak of this much-awaited fall release.
If you’re more into comics than literary fiction, you might opt for a taste of Brandon Sanderson’s new superhero novel instead.
This article originally appeared on Zola Books.