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Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, and Charlotte Sheedy reflect on the extraordinary life and career of literary agent Sterling Lord, who has represented Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and countless others, in this video from Open Road Media, the publisher of Lord's new memoir, Lord of Publishing.
For last year's Nexus Conference in Amsterdam, the Nexus Institute brought together the world’s foremost intellectuals, artists, diplomats, politicians, and other decision makers and asked them to speak about the theme "How to Change the World." One of the participants, Margaret Atwood, focused her attention in on fiction, the future, and the environment.
Andy Knowlton, an American poet and mixed-media artist living in Seoul, South Korea, makes hand-made dolls out of materials he finds on the streets then places them in random locations around the city's Itaewon neighborhood. Each doll in the Drunken Poets project features a bottle containing an original poem.
From the author of God Is Dead and Everything Matters! comes Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Viking), a genre-bending novel featuring a character who is an amalgam of fact and fiction from Ron Currie Jr.’s own life. Interestingly, the author and his doppelgänger portrayed in this trailor is actually Benjamin Katz.
The author of the story collection Girl Trouble (Harper Perennial, 2009) discusses her debut novel, The Next Time You See Me, about the people surprisingly connected to the discovery of a dead woman's body in a small town, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster next month.