This Week’s Reading, 29.7.12
Salt Publishing and Booker, Flannery O’Connor rare reading, druggy self-portraits, Banksy’s Olympics and more.
- Leader image: Detail from Russian poster for Tarkovsky’s last film, The Sacrifice. Full version here.
- Why adults should read adult books.
- Listen to a rare 1959 recording of Flannery O’Connor reading ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’.
- The doodles, drawings and paintings of Bukowski and his project Atomic Scribblings from a Maniac Age.
- Has the Booker prize got a bias for English writers?
- Talking of the Man Booker Prize, we’d like to congratulate our fellow independents Salt Publishing and their long listed book The Lighthouse by Alison Moore.
- Nominate your Not the Booker Prize 2012 title now.
- How and why legendary science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin has been pressured to write Harry Potters.
- Banksy’s London 2012 Olympics graffiti.
- The poem Am Pe Nimeni, by Romanian poet Ion Caraion, with an English translation.
- The site for Felix van Groeningen’s new film, The Broken Circle Breakdown.
- And, finally, a trailer for Life of Pi, the long awaited Ang Lee adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel:
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