A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
It's another year, and another batch of MacArthur Fellowship recipients have received that very surprising you've-been-chosen phone call that they probably thought was a prank.
Today in books and publishing: E.L. James' husband isn't a dom; Cosmopolis reconsidered; NYPD called in for Junot Díaz reading; Pussy Riot to storm e-readers.
Today in books and publishing: a Japanese man stole 1,170 library books; Zadie Smith profiles Jay-Z; Proust audiobook coming; DJ Junot Díaz.
Today in books and publishing: ASI lures in writers with stock publishing consultant; Franzen essay to be staged; publisher settlements; Junot Díaz loved Encyclopedia Brown.
Today in books and publishing: Junot Díaz chats with The New Yorker; the worst history books in print; a literary prize goes anonymous; and the Library of America introduces you to '50s American sci-fi.
Today in publishing and literature: Random House increases the price libraries have to pay for e-books, a Jose Saramago novel sees the light-of-day 59 years after it was written, and the house where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's sells for $11 million
Today in publishing and literature: Zadie Smith's first novel in seven years is also arriving in September, more tributes to Grove Press founder Barney Rosset, and new data about print book sales.
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