It is Banned Books Week in the US. The Hufington Post explains how censorship is alive and well in the internet age.
100 Thousand Poets for Change held events around the world on a range of issues. Visit the site to see videos of events.
75 authors from around the world have contributed stories to Kizuna: Fiction For Japan, an anthology published to raise money for Japan after the devastating Tōhoku Eathquake of March 2011.
The Atlantic list A Visual History of Literary References on ‘The Simpsons’ featuring Amy Tan, Jonathan Franzen, Ayn Rand, Emily Dickinson, Michael Chabon, Gore Vidal, George Plimpton, Dan Clowes, and many others.
Huffington Post interviews writer Scott Snyder who will be responsible for writing the upcoming reboot of Batman.
Michael Ondaatje releases The Cat’s Table; review and interview.
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas will be held in Sydney this weekend featuring, among others, writers Jonathan Safran Foer, Alexander McCall Smith, David Marr, Catherine Lumby, and Slavoj Žižek.