Rojak: Party poopers.

Rojak is a regular collection of assorted links as well as a bulletin summarising the week (or thereabouts) on this blog.


Did I already say that the Booker Prize shortlist is out? It’s Will Self, Hilary Mantel, Jeet Thayil, Alison Moore, Tan Twan Eng, and Deborah Levy, in no particular order except the one that my memory invents. [via The Guardian] It is heartening to see Tan Twan Eng on the list, which is as far as regional writing has come to the Booker, as far as I can remember. In fact, he was in the local papers today. Will Self will win though. As with all literary prizes, enjoy the party, WKLC readers! And just ignore the people who take it super seriously.

There’s this Ariel Pink feature over at Pitchfork. [via Pitchfork]

There’s also this article on Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder, dubbed the world’s first album leak. [via Pitchfork]

Emily Dickinson photo found? [via MOBYLIVES]

Atoms For Peace debut new songs. [via Consequence of Sound] Of semi-related interest, Thom Yorke also made CoS’s worst-dressed list.

Kerouac’s ex-girlfriend Joyce Johnson has a book out about Jack. [via The Guardian]

César Aira’s The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira is primed for release. [via New Directions Publishing]


In a so-busy-I-nearly-didn’t-post week on WKLC:



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