New Sherlock Holmes, a Maya Angelou stamp, and more

February 27, 2015

News, Reviews, and Interviews

A historian unearthed new work from Sherlock Holmes found in his attic. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the short story as a fundraiser to help save a town bridge.

The U.S. Postal Service will honor Maya Angelou with a forever stamp in the near future.

Four authors were asked, “What is “Asian American literature?” in a roundtable discussion centered on their work and influence.

A blog muses that the rise of technology might be helpful for Hindi authors and readers because it provides easier access to their literature.

 The New York Public Library monitored its checked out books from mid-December to mid-January to see what people were reading. Gone Girl was the most popular book across all branches.

Fun Finds and Inspiration

An accidental find inspired artist Alexis Arnold to create new crystalized versions of literature that are beautifully preserved.

Authors constantly shape language and create new words. Mental Floss highlights 43 words we’ve adopted into our speech.

The act of writing might be a solitary endeavor, but these five influential literary cliques often met together to commiserate and bounce writing ideas off each other.

The Huffington Post curated a list of ten titles being made into movies next year that could have “Oscar” written all over them.