- The Telegraph rounds up novels forthcoming in 2005, including offerings from John Banville, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, Ali Smith, Ian McEwan, and Anita Brookner. (Telegraph link via The Elegant Variation.)
- The Guardian‘s upcoming fiction article reveals that Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close deals with the aftermath of 9/11. “Oh, Jonathan, no…“
- What do we at MaudNewton.com love more than n+1? Dana riffing on her love for the very same. See also Beatrice on Keith and Masha Gessen.
- Moorish Girl hands the U.K. Times “the award for worst headline” about the Whitbread results:
Whitbread judges favour women writers. Didn’t we just go through this with the National Book Awards? And frankly, if 3 out of 5 are women, that could hardly be called favouring! God!