- MJ Auch has a new book out about an 11-year-old who loses a hand and must learn to live with it. The story is here.
- A blogger suggests that Boswell was a prototypical blogger.
- The New York Times next author up for serializing a novel is none other than Pulitzer-winner Michael Chabon.
- The NEA director of the Big Read plans to blog about related events around the country.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski, the world famous Polish writer and journalist, has died in Warsaw at the age of 74.