Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has sold his forthcoming book to OR Books. When Google Met Wikileaks will not only recount the 2011 meeting between Assange and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, it will also “outline a potential future for the Internet that would make it faster and much more difficult to censor.”
Peter Matthiessen died this weekend at age 86, three days before the publication date of his final novel, In Paradise. Matthiessen was, among other things, a founding editor of the Paris Review, a naturalist and world traveler whose work regularly appeared in the New Yorker, a Zen Buddhist, and an employee of the CIA.
At the New Republic, Adam Thirwell considers the career of Gottfreid Benn, the “greatest ex-Nazi writer.”
Laura Miller interviews Matthew Kahn about what he’s learned by reading bestsellers of the past 100 years.