Friday bits by Maud Newton | June 23rd, 2006 Author readings at casinos. Over at the Guardian, the World Literary Tour moves on to Italy. In case you missed it, the great Canadian culture site, The Tyee, has a new book section. At the New York Review of Books, Joan Acocella pins the birth of fiction about “emotional blackmail based on guilt” on Stefan Zweig. The Mumpsimus interviews Tina Pohlman, editorial director of Harvest Books, who’s just acquired the paperback rights for three of his (and my) favorite books of last year: Magic for Beginners, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, and People of Paper. Comments are closed.