More summer cold remainders

  • “The Blow,” a short story by J.M. Coetzee, appears in the current (print only) issue of The New Yorker.
  • Houellebecq: the only writer to have fallen asleep while being interviewed on television, according to LA Weekly.
  • An academic, using tips from the FBI, claims he’s figured out how “The Waste Land” was written.
  • Three years ago, the novelist hailed in France as “a writer who would, finally, give an insight into what Arab women were really thinking,” lifted her veil to reveal that she is a man. But Mohammed Moulessehoul still publishes his books under the name Yasmina Khadra.
  • A gargantuan desk and chair on a London heath are intended to serve as a “monument to the loneliness of writing.”

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