Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir will be released June 10, 2014. An ad from the publisher gives only this information about it: “Hillary Clinton shares candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.” How to navigate the challenges of the 21st century? As with every move that Hillary Clinton makes these days, people are wondering if the subtext of this release is “vote for me in 2016.” [The Wrap]
J.K. Rowling will be guest editing BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour later this month. She’ll be discussing her literary pseudonym Robert Galbraith and “the power and myth of the shoe in popular culture.” So quite a range of ideas there… I’ve always wanted to know how Lady Rowling felt about footwear. [Guardian]
Things I learned about Chuck Palahniuk from The Guardian this morning:
1. He has an online mentorship program for writers, who are encouraged to employ his “minimal style.” I don’t know if I’ve ever thought of Chuck as being “minimal.” Definitely more of a maximal guy in my memory.
2. He’s writing a graphic novel sequel to Fight Club.
3. Chuck is now releasing an anthology of his mentee’s writing that will be entirely focused on taboo subjects - his specialty. “Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images – nothing safe or dry,” says its publisher. “These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression. Some may say even a scar.”