Three reasons to be happy today
1. From Publisher's Lunch:
Knopf has confirmed what Lunch reported in part earlier:
Random House will publish Gabriel García
Márquez's MEMORIA DE MIS PUTAS TRISTES in a simultaneous
Spanish-language release on October 27, through both
Vintage Espanol (paperback) and Knopf (hardcover) in the US,
and Random House Mondadori in co-editions with García
Márquez's traditional publishing companies elsewhere.
There seems to be slight confusion over whether this is the second volume of his memoirs, or a work of fiction as the media's reporting, or perhaps just thinly-fictionalised memoirs. I'm all for option three.
2. Sex and the Umma has been updated after a long break; read Zuleikha Mahmood's Lesbo Goes to Muslim Bridal Shower here. Or for pure joy, read the comments here (scroll down to bottom of page). Immoveable spluttering hordes of the pious meet irresistible articulate force of the damned.
3. And this.