Seems to be plenty of odds and ends of interest in the book-related world:
- I had not heard of this award before but the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage seems pretty interesting. It has been given annually since 2003 as a world prize for “reportage literature.” Past winners are a work on the war in Chechnya in 2003 and a book called A Survey of Chinese Peasants in 2004. Seven books are on this year’s shortlist with authors from Iraq, Germany, Great Britain, Morocco, the United States, India and Peru. The winner will be announced October 15. (Hat tip to The Millions).
- Leave it to a British newspaper to tell us about a children’s book called Help, Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed! being marketed to children ages 4-8 in the United States. (Via Book News).
- There’s an interesting interview with Kurt Vonnegut in Wednesday’s McPaper.
- Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column will have a feature on SF on this week’s Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.