Monthly Archive for June, 2010

: June, 2010

Happy Bloomsday

June 16, 1904 — The day that James Joyce’s hero Leopold Bloom made his way around Dublin in “Ulysses” is celebrated across the world, often with pints of Guinness, (“thick giblet soup”?) and readings

Rome in July

Also from The New Yorker: The Book Bench blog has chosen Tom Rachman’s “The Imperfectionists” as their July book club selection. I’m very excited by this — I’m currently 3/4 of the way through

The ones to watch

The New Yorker recently announced their list of “20 Under 40”, a compilation of up-and-coming young writers “who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction.” The list