KfC lays out the plans of the Giller Prize Shadow Jury. I am looking forward their reviews and decision more than the actual prize. Mookse and the Gripes is part of the Giller Prize Shadow Jury and has posted the longlist.
I have enjoyed reading discussions about book blogging and literary criticism. The Denver Bibliophile and A Commonplace Blog contribute and provide further links. To whet your appetite: “It is not the number of ‘organs and venues’ that must be limited, but the number of books. The function of book blogging at the present time should be to establish those limits.”
Max is back at the helm over at Pechorin’s Journal. Welcome back, Max!
Sarah has posted an excellent review of Coetzee’s Disgrace and provoked a number of comments.
Traces answers the question: “Where are the new Sartres and Camus?” He has earned Cees Nooteboom at least one new reader with his excellent review.
Nabokov, Nabokov, Nabokov. I have enjoyed all the handwringing and drama surrounding the master’s last, as yet unpublished, work. Nabokov wanted it burned, but it comes out soon: The Original of Laura.