Remains of the day

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

  • J.M. Coetzee’s novel Waiting for the Barbarians gets the Philip Glass treatment. Rehearsals for a new opera began this week in Germany. Look for the US premiere this fall.
  • The London Evening Standard pays damages to the UK publisher of Ian McEwan’s Saturday, compensation for breaking an embargo on stories on the new book: “The paper’s publication of the interview with the Booker prize-winning author on January 17, a fortnight before the release of his novel Saturday, provoked a major row after other newspapers demanded the right to run their features on the novel before its official release date of January 31.”
  • David Kipen of SF Gate gives us his take on the BEA. For more excellent coverage, see TEV, Ed, and Moorish Girl, who calls the BEA, “the very worst event a writer can go to.”
  • The Center for Book Culture has brought out another edition of CONTEXT. Here, John O’Brien and M. A. Orthofer (managing editor of the Complete Review) discuss how to foster the publication of more literature in translation in the US.

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