The literary community is mourning the deaths of poet Adrienne Rich, 82, and novelist Harry Crews, 76, this week. Slate's Meghan O'Roark posted a moving tribute to Rich, and the NYT has a good overview of Crews' work in their obituary.


The Morning News crowned a winner of the 2012 Tournament of Books this morning. The final bout was between The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt and Open City by Teju Cole...but you'll have to click to see who the victor was. Both books were beloved by BookPage—click on the jackets to read our reviews.


And finally, a bit of levity: Did you know that people were thinking about electronic readers in 1935? We didn't either. Let's just say even the clunky Kindle 1 design beats this setup that Boing Boing dug up.

What links have you discovered this week?

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