Weekend Edition: 6-20

Bookish Linkage

Tim Winton’s Breath, which I reviewed last week, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Winton has won the award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, four times.

China Miéville has plenty of interesting ideas, as usual, this time at Amazon’s book blog.

C. Max takes an interesting look at what Amazon’s auto-complete feature may show.

Hey! It’s World Literature Weekend — at the London Reivew Bookshop. Fine, then, I’ll have my own at home. (Via.)

The seven most impressive libraries throughout history. I’ve been to three of them but was perhaps most struck by the Celsus Library.

Five leading authors pick their real fantasy/SF cities. (Via.)

Nonbookish Linkage

Somehow I missed the story that a school with a local branch is immersed in the internet porn wars.

See some speculation on the Disney princesses coping with real life in Fallen Princesses (make sure you click on the photos). (Via.)

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced its 2009 Jazz Awards.

A 70-year ideological history of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Via.)

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