- This is getting ridiculous—it seems Mark Twain is the latest author to have some of his lost works resurface.
- After six authors announced their intention to boycott PEN America’s gala dinner honoring the staff of Charlie Hebdo, Salman Rushdie—never one to be shy about airing his opinions—had some words for them.
- More from the insane world of trigger warnings (and not the cool Neil Gaiman kind): apparently, classical mythology is now on the chopping block.
- Prior to finding Dorothy Sayers’s poem “Desdichado” on The Rabbit Room, I hadn’t read a word by her. Now, I’m in love.
- Some of you are going to want to beat me up and take my lunch money for laughing at this, but I did: “Texting with Sylvia Plath.”
- Here, we discuss C. S. Lewis’s distaste for pretentious names and dream-cast a Charles Williams biopic with . . . Benedict Cumberbatch?
- If you can spare about $12,000,000, you can buy one of P. G. Wodehouse’s two homes that recently went up for sale.
- In 1972, then-college student Lisa Potts conducted an interview with Ray Bradbury. She had all but forgotten the event until just recently, when she found the tape of the interview behind her dresser. (On a side note, how exactly does one forget talking to Ray Bradbury?!) Thanks be, the folks at Mental Floss were kind enough to post the audio of that interview for us.
- And in case you haven’t seen it already, here’s the new Flannery O’Connor postage stamp that the U. S. Postal Service will be offering starting June 5.
All this is very interesting to me, but are there any topics in particular that you would like me to hunt up articles on? Is there one type of article you prefer over another? (Interviews over news stories? Authors’ original works instead of opinions about them?) Let me know in the comments.
Image by Michal Jarmoluk.