This Week’s Reading, 01.7.12
Alan Moore and his new short films, the importance of The Reader Organisation, an interview with Kurt Vonnegut and more.
- Leader image: Detail from Richard Dadd’s ‘Fairy-Feller’s Master-Stroke’. Full image here.
- The bizarre deaths of some famous authors, including the mystery surrounding Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Marlowe’s violent end and Mark Twain’s spooky prediction.
- Alan Moore is to collaborate with director Mitch Jenkins on a series of short films.
- Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 300th birthday.
- The Reader Organisation: Highlighting the importance of reading to society.
- Depicting ‘life without Internet, flat-screen televisions, or air conditioning’, Heather Benning creates a life-size Dollhouse.
- A Lawyer asks for time off from a murder trial to enter a Hemingway look-a-like competition.
- Both Willie Smith’s Nothing Doing and Linda Ann Strang’s Wedding Underwear for Mermaids were reviewed this week by Grady Harp.
- Wes Anderson’s latest movie Moonrise Kingdom ‘stars a girl with a suitcase full of awesome-sounding (and totally made up) books’. Here are 10 fake books from the movies…if only we could read them.
- A short story by Ian Shearer.
- The Ohio River Project tries to spread a little creativity.
- ‘British fiction is a living, changing thing’: Fiction Uncovered announces Best of British titles 2012.
- Kurt Vonnegut talks about the importance of reading and writing
Tags: alan moore, christopher marlowe, edgar allan poe, Ernest Hemingway, jean-jacques rousseau, kurt vonnegut, Linda Ann Strang, mark twain, Nothing Doing, richard dadd, the reader organisation, Wedding Underwear for Mermaids, wes anderson, Willie Smith