Mathias Énard, the author, most famously, of Zone, a novel in a single sentence, has won the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award (its seriousness is heavily underlined by its $10 prize money).
Steve Silberman discusses his book on autism, Neurotribes, which just became the first work of popular science to win the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction.
And if you’d like to feel drunk with power for once, voting is now open for this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards, “the only major book awards decided by readers.”
You can now read what Margaret Atwood and her students discovered about gender bias in Canadian book reviewing back in 1971.
These are scary times at National Geographic.
“This culture is like a chimera before which I stand agog”: Mary Gaitskill talks to The Millions.
Turns out Jon Stewart isn’t tired of satirizing the news after all, and will now be doing so for HBO.
If you missed the launch of Ada Calhoun’s book St Marks is Dead, you appear to have made a mistake—Kathleen Hanna and her former Beastie Boy husband, Ad-Rock, played every song about St Marks Place they could come up with.