Johnny Depp, Northern Nigeria, Griffin Poetry Prize, and more

July 20, 2012

Welcome to the first Friday Link Pool post! Every week, this space will feature links from media sources around the web about recent literary news and events.

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Johnny Depp is more than an actor. Read the essay Depp authored with Douglas Brinkley on co-editing this lost Woody Guthrie novel.

Publishers in India are looking for the next literary megastar, one to (hopefully) rival the success of Chetan Bhagat.

Despite the often-dangerous political situation in the area, Hausa women are writing, reading, and publishing more than ever in Northern Nigeria.

PEN International recently sat down to an interview with the 2012 Caine Prize winner Rotimi Babatunde.

For Your Calendar

Are you a poet? Mark your calendars: the dates for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize have been announced.

Fun Finds and Inspiration

Monday was iconic literary character Holden Caulfield's birthday. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, making Caulfield's story 61 years old this year.

If you ever need writing inspiration, turn to these beautiful-yet-simplistic posters of the literary world's most famous writerly quotes.

Ann Morgan is a blogger who has taken on the task of reading a book from every country in the world. But she has some gaps in her list and kindly requests some help.

Did you know that WLT has a profile on Goodreads? Well, we do! Find the books from the most recent issues on our bookshelves and add them to your own.