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Week Round-Up

A lot has been happening in the literary world this week, so here’s a Top 10 Hot Spot list of all the latest news & views.


# 10

Most overlooked books of 2012 – a literary mixtape 

# 9

Jamie Oliver and JK Rowling battle it out for Christmas top spot

# 8

Overwhelming response to Foyle’s revamp plans

# 7

The Casual Vacancy as BBC show 

# 6

Self-publishing case studies

# 5

Angela Carter named best writer of a century

# 4

What writers can learn from Literary Death Match

# 3

Mo Yan delivers Nobel Prize Speech (with some controversial notes on censorship)

# 2

NaNoWriMo churned out 3 billion words this year

# 1

Book-scanning robot coming to a library near you?



Book Christmas Trees 


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Lists of Note

Today I discovered for the first time the inimitable website Lists of Note where you can find a letter F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his 11-year-old daughter, Woody Guthrie’s New Years Resolutions, Johnny Cash’s to-do list, Robert Heinlein’s predictions for 2000 and Henry Miller’s eleven commandments of writing.

There are also some beauties from a New Zealand turn-of-the-century newspaper, the Taranaki Herald:

Lists of Note has a sister-site, Letters of Note, which includes correpondence between Winston Churchill and his wife Clemmie as well as a letter from Gene Wilder to Mel Stuart following the proposal of a production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:


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