The 2012 National Book Award Finalists were announced today! Congrats to all the finalists, especially Endangered by Eliot Schrefer, who talked with us about the time he spent with bonobos in the Congo. To win a copy of Endangered, enter our twitter contest this Friday, October 12!
Can’t get enough of bonobos? Check out this video of a bonobo starting a campfire. Pretty amazing stuff.
Sixteen-year-old Emily Baker’s One Direction fan fiction story will be published by Penguin. Wonder if the boys will be reading it? Will you?
Turns out you may inherit more from your parents than your killer smile and frizzy hair. Mother-daughter writing workshop anyone?
We’re in love with Flavorwire’s collection of bizarre libraries from all over the world. Which is your favorite?
Here’s 13 little known punctuation marks that we should all be using. The world needs more interrobangs!
Halloween is approaching, and to get you in the holiday spirit here are some super creepy black & white photos. Beware, these cannot be unseen!
The Huffington Post says it’s the year of Rebel Wilson and we couldn’t agree more. Between rapping with Judd Apatow’s daughter Maude, starring in Chris Colfer’s Struck by Lightning, and selling a pitch to Universal for an untitled film she’s write, produce and star in, girl has got it going on.