This post was written by Friday guest blogger Emma Garman.
Bryan Curtis at Slate considers Terry McMillan’s roots in The New Black Aesthetic movement.
A young adult novel about terrorism, Checkmate by Malorie Blackman – “the tale of a mixed-race teenage girl groomed to become a suicide bomber” – has become a bestseller in the UK.
Rachel Deahl at The Book Standard surveys the landscape of blogger book deals, and helpfully provides the BookScan stats for titles such as The Washingtonienne (oh, don’t pretend you’re not curious).
British MP George Galloway’s book deal: not quite as lucrative as Jim McGreevey’s.