At The Paris Review: Michael Dirda reflects on a childhood love of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Gabriel García Márquez is big in Tehran.
- “I have never before come upon a book at once as loving and as devastating as The Mirador by Élisabeth Gille, the daughter of Irène Némirovsky.” – Ruth Franklin at The New Republic.
- The preview for the J. Edgar Hoover film starring Leonardo DiCaprio (directed by Clint Eastwood) is up. We’re officially psyched. (Anybody know who’s doing the score?)
- BibliOdyssey provides us with some of Edward Lear’s parrot sketches from the mid 1800s.