• The world celebrates the centenary of Samuel Beckett’s birth next year. (Via Bookslut.)
  • Translator Edith Grossman and Cuban novelist Mayra Montero interview each other. “I’m curious: How did you feel when you first read my translation of your work into English?” Grossman asks. “As though I were in front of a mirror,” Montero says.
  • For an elective Bible study class, a Texas school district has adopted a text put out by a Protestant religious advocacy group. An SMU professor evaluated the book last fall and said it contained “factual errors, promoted creationism and taught that the Constitution was based on Scripture.”
  • Action star Paul Walker joins Anthony Hopkins in a stop-and-go film about Hemingway.


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