Chilean judge orders police to find mysterious man who may have killed Pablo Neruda

On Saturday, a Chilean judge ordered police to find the man who may have poisoned Pablo Neruda, two months after the poet’s body was exhumed and nearly forty years afterRead more »

Who won BEA?

Grumpy Cat did. Not actually having stepped foot in the Jacob Javits Center, site of this year’s Book Expo America, from afar the book industry’s premier event resembled nothing so muchRead more »

Iceland: books and Björks

New figures about Iceland’s publishing and reading habits came out recently that show how Icelanders rack up intellectually against their regional neighbors.  A study from Bifröst University, reported on byRead more »

On Turkey

“To Chop Down the Plane Tree” by Nazim Hikmet To chop down the plane tree, their axe strikes at the root, to set fire to the house they stuff oilyRead more »