• Dylan Thomas’ broadcasts and letters have been adapted for the stage. The one-man play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs next week and is entitled Dylan Thomas in America. What I want to know: will the actor actually drink the 18 whiskies?
  • Edwidge Danticat and Walter Mosley are among the writers with cameos in Jonathan Demme’s new version of The Manchurian Candidate. (Via Tingle Alley.)
  • Andrew O’Hehir says, yeah, Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice” is incredibly gay, but that’s not all it is.
  • A Canadian theatre group “may have to cancel its popular Shakespearean festival because of threats of violence” from rock-wielding skateboarders. (via Bookninja.)
  • I’ve never watched Book TV, but fans may be sad to learn that Brian Lamb has interviewed his last author (of 800) and plans to “close the book on Booknotes, his weekly C-SPAN interview series.”
  • Norma Khouri met a deadline to substantiate her memoir, Forbidden Love, and her alleged life in Jordan, but her publishers have requested further evidence and explanation. (Via Moorish Girl.)
  • A French blogger chronicles his scheme to send porn-emblazoned envelopes through the U.S. mail. (Ultimate link NSFW.)
  • Sarah Weinman, crime fiction blogger, is the Baltmore Sun‘s new mystery reviewer.

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