Really sorry, guys, but it’s that kind of week. A few quick things to feed the RSS:
- Left Behind Christian apocalypse novels spawn a bigoted video game.
- Banville will pen a screenplay based on The Sea; he envisions Anthony Hopkins or Michael Gambon in the lead role.
- A British county’s reading campaign involves “scatter[ing] 100 copies of a Jane Austen classic in public places across Hampshire.”
- Voltaire’s letters to Catherine the Great fetch $750K, breaking the prior “world record for handwritten correspondence” from the period. Some of the letters are signed “the old hermit.”
- Muriel Spark and new Dr. Who David Tennant donated items to an Edinburgh book sale.