David Rakoff http://nwpr.org en Last Words: An Author's Rhymed Farewell http://nwpr.org/post/last-words-authors-rhymed-farewell What a loss. That's the thought that kept running through my head as I flagged one inspired rhyme after another in David Rakoff's risky (though hardly risqué) posthumous first novel. Why risky? For starters, Rakoff, who died of cancer last summer, at 47, chose to write this last book in verse — albeit an accessible, delightful iambic tetrameter that is more akin to Dr. Seuss than T.S. Eliot.<p><em>Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish </em>encompasses all the activities in its title — which is the wordiest part of this slim but powerful volume. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Heller McAlpin 31059 at http://nwpr.org Last Words: An Author's Rhymed Farewell Book News: Anonymous Tip Led To Outing Of J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-anonymous-tip-led-outing-jk-rowlings-alter-ego <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The debut detective novel <em>The Cuckoo's Calling</em>, seemingly written by a former Royal Military Police member named Robert Galbraith, was actually written by <em>Harry Potter </em>author J.K. Rowling, <em>The Sunday Times </em><a href="http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Arts/article1287513.ece">revealed</a> this weekend. Rowling's publisher confirmed the news. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:14:00 +0000 editor 30960 at http://nwpr.org Exclusive First Read: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish' http://nwpr.org/post/exclusive-first-read-love-dishonor-marry-die-cherish-perish <em>David Rakoff was a mainstay on public radio's </em><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/contributors/david-rakoff">This American Life</a><em>, and the best-selling author of </em>Fraud<em>, </em>Don't Get Too Comfortable<em>, and </em>Half Empty<em>. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:03:00 +0000 editor 30321 at http://nwpr.org Exclusive First Read: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish'