The William Faulkner parody (The Administration and the Fury) that made me laugh until I cried last February has won the Faux Faulkner contest; Ernest Hemingway parody winners have also been chosen.
A Guardian article on Elizabeth Kostova and The Historian. I loaned my copy last week to my mother-in-law, who'd gone to the terrible horrible bookstore in our hometown and asked for "the new vampire novel" that was so popular this summer. Terrible horrible bookstore didn't have a clue what she was talking about.
The list of teen authors stretches back to 19-year-old Mary Shelley and Frankenstein; The CSM touches upon a few of these youngsters in its article on Helen Oyeyemi and The Icarus Girl.