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Book news: Warhol and what's happening

August 6, 2008 |  3:19 pm

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Today is Andy Warhol's birthday, making it the perfect publication date for "Warhol-o-Rama," a collection of portrait poems about the artist by Peter Oresick.

Yesterday the new and energetic Wordsmith's Books in Georgia put out a call for help.

And agent Nathan Bransford -- one of Gawker's hottest guys of publishing -- wants it to be known that yes, he happily represents women's fiction.

Moving on to Thursday, if you're in LA, why not get free tickets to a screening of "Elegy" -- it's an adaptation of Philip Roth's "The Dying Animal." The film stars Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz and Patricia Clarkson and Writers Bloc is giving the tickets away.

On Thursday in New York, the New School is hosting a free reading with Edward Albee, Russell Banks, Jessica Hagedorn, Francine Prose and others of writings by imprisoned Chinese authors and journalists.

The way not to miss anything? An alarm clock with Stephen Fry as the voice of Jeeves, PG Wodehouse's enduring butler (via). Wake up to "Good morning, sir. I'm so sorry to disturb you, sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame, sir."

Carolyn Kellogg

photo by don't think just shoot via flickr

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