Cinderella story?: We have the first upset in the Tournament of Books, with Kate Schlegel pickingA Partisan's Daughter overNetherland (thereby quashing a clash of the titans with2666, at least until the Zombie Round). I haven't read APD, but I must say her rationale for favoring it--"The simpler plot and characters let the lovely writing and story shine through"--wasn't exactly enough to to convince me Netherland--which I liked a lot--was not actually all that.
Pale King update:EW.com reports that when Little, Brown publishes David Foster Wallace's unfinished novel next spring, they plan to put "large chunks of the manuscript" up on the Web as well. (Via the Howling Fantods.)
Inside of a dog: In the Daily Beast, Sarah Weinman sleuths out the true identity behind "Spencer Quinn," the author of the bestselling dog's-eye-view detective story,Dog On It: critic's-darling mystery midlister Peter Abraham.
2667?: The endless stream of unpublished BolaÃ±o continues: according to the Guardian, the manuscripts for two more novels--as well as, perhaps, a sixth section to the monumental 2666--have been found among his papers, ensuring that the late writer will remain among the most prolific novelists through the next few years. (Via the Literary Saloon.)