Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood Thought to Be Favorites for Nobel Prize

Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood Thought to Be Favorites for Nobel Prize

Book Culture

The Nobel Prize in Literature started in 1901 and has remained probably the most esteemed award in book world since. Gamblers have taken notice.   Ladbrokes is one of UK’s biggest sports betting sites, and they’ve rounded up a number of writers who might be under consideration for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Last year Bob Dylan was selected, so it’s a wonder how Ladbrokes narrowed down this list. It’s especially difficult to predict the Nobel Prize because candidates are sealed for fifty years after the award is given.   According to Ladbrokes, though, Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Weep …

14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

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Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying the effect Hefner’s work has had on both the literary and publishing worlds. In memoriam of Hugh Hefner’s life and career, we’ve put together a list of some of the most notable authors and interviews published in Playboy to prove that yes, some people really do read it for the articles.    I had so much fun making the featured image that I couldn’t not also make a full cover. Enjoy. / Image Via The New Yorker, Photoshopped by yours truly.   If you’ve got a subscription to Playboy, be sure to check out the Playboy …

Haruki Murakami Plays Dear Abby in Latest Project

Haruki Murakami Plays Dear Abby in Latest Project

Haruki Murakami is back, but not with a novel. This time around, Murakami is bringing fans a massive collection of his answers to fan’s letters. The project started earlier this year when Murakami set up a section of his website to allow fans to submit questions. The queries were a mix of everything from normal fan questions (how does he feel about his status as a Nobel Prize frontrunner?), abnormal ones (would he ever like to be a cat instead of a person?), and even personal requests for advice (how can we get a loved one to stop burping?). Altogether, Murakami …