From the category archives:

Book News

Have you judged “Ophelia” by its cover? If you’ve ever wondered why a pig was hanging out with Poe and Hemingway…Here’s your answer.

HiResWith the arrival of “The Social Network,” NPR’s All Things Considered has brought back Facebook Hamlet and given it the full Shakespearean treatment. Zounds!

Here’s another mention on The New Yorker’s Book Bench. Also, happy birthday Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)! It turns 2 today.


by scs

The Folger Shakespeare Theatre will be celebrating everything Hamlet this spring…and “Maidens” is included! Join us (for free) at the Folger May 21st at 6:30 pm, where I’ll be reading from and discussing the book before a performance of the play. There are several other Hamfest events, including a discussion of the film Discovering Hamlet with Sir Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford. Here’s more from the Washington Post.

Somehow, in the middle of trying to stay warm, I’ve neglected to link to some new, fresh humor. So, here goes…On Slate, “The Disgraced-Public-Figure Holiday Form Letter.” And on McSweeney’s, “Mom Takes Children’s Songs Literally.” Hope you laugh enough to get at least slightly toasty.

The book showed up on The Early Show on CBS this morning (seen here in the company of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Harry Smith’s tie), as part of a holiday book gift guide from O, The Oprah Magazine’s book editor, Sara Nelson. For “young hip readers”! See her full list here.

UPDATE: It’s the last week of the contest! We’ve had some great entries so far. Please get yours in by Dec. 11, 2009! Ever wonder what Frosty the Snowman would say on Facebook? Put on your magic hat, get creative and win the book and much more. See details here.

For Halloween, for his 200th birthday and of course for fun, here’s Edgar Allan Poe’s Profile Page from Maidens Who Don’t Float. Spooky!

I am thrilled to share this interview from The New Yorker’s Book Bench.

I couldn’t resist this one…giving the ‘Ophelia’/’Facebook Lit’ treatment to good ol’ Dan Brown on The Huffington Post. Many other bestselling authors included. As always, I don’t know how some things here happened…like Joyce Carol Oates being overt with emoticons. Perhaps I was inhabited by a mysterious spirit of the ancients?