- Did you know that the New York Public Library has a collection of weird literary artifacts, including E. E. Cummings’s death mask and a lock of Walt Whitman’s hair? You can visit these and many other bookish oddities as long as you have an appointment.
- A hearty congratulations to Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje, whose book The English Patient won the Golden Booker—the award for the best Booker Prize winner of the last 50 years.
- Nigel Beale hosted a fascinating episode of The Biblio File podcast about publishing and the Millenial mind. He spoke to Ashley Obscura of Metatron Press about poetry, publishing culture, mentorship and more.
- Check out this lovely article on the work of PQL author-artist Gerard Brender à Brandis, whose botanical wood engravings are on exhibition at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
- This one is for the writers. Ever been asked to write a synopsis of your manuscript, but weren’t sure where to start? Start here with these synopsis writing tips from the procupette!
Thanks for checking in on our PQ Weekly Roundup. I’m looking forward to the Detroit Book Fest this Sunday, so remember to stop by and browse if you’re in the area.