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Intellectual property and artistic appropriation are sexy, yo!

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nprbooks:

On Sunday night, the finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize got together in an intimate Manhattan bar to read the books for which they were nominated. (The winner of the annual prize, which recognizes one outstanding debut work of fiction, will be announced Monday evening at the PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.)

If you couldn’t squeeze into a booth at the small, crowded bar, have no fear: You can listen to all of the readings before the audio goes live on PEN’s website later today. The crop of nominees include Anthony Marra, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Ian Stansel, Shawn Vestal and Hanya Yanagihara, whose writing was read by Katie Kitamura.

More book news here.

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500 Followers!

Whoa! I thought it would take a bit longer to tip the scale, but I just hit 500. I was planning to do an “Ask Me Anything” sort of session, but I’m leavin’ on a jet plane for KC in about three hours, so I’ll have to hold off until next week. 

So…stay tuned for an “Ask Anything and I Have to Answer It” fun time, starting Monday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m.

You are all the best!

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bookoisseur:

thisistheverge:

Welcome to Colon, Magic Capital of the World For the past 80 years, Colon has hosted Abbott’s Magic Get Together, an annual gathering of several hundred magicians from all over the world who convene for a week of shows, lectures, and trick-jamming. At night, tipsy magicians mingle in bars and restaurants along Colon’s single block of downtown, practicing their craft on passersby. The Get Together is less a conference and more a “family reunion,” as nearly every person I spoke to there referred to it.

Yikes.

There’s a Bob’s Burgers episode with basically this plot. Also, I’m betting $10 this is a Mystery Spot.

bookoisseur:

thisistheverge:

Welcome to Colon, Magic Capital of the World
For the past 80 years, Colon has hosted Abbott’s Magic Get Together, an annual gathering of several hundred magicians from all over the world who convene for a week of shows, lectures, and trick-jamming. At night, tipsy magicians mingle in bars and restaurants along Colon’s single block of downtown, practicing their craft on passersby. The Get Together is less a conference and more a “family reunion,” as nearly every person I spoke to there referred to it.

Yikes.

There’s a Bob’s Burgers episode with basically this plot. Also, I’m betting $10 this is a Mystery Spot.

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