Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

First up we have a flowchart showing ‘How a book is born’. Apparently it’s not unlike ‘how a rat travels through an anaconda’…hmmm.

According to this discussion of writers’ productivity in the age of the e-reader, that flowchart will need to start flowing more rapidly…

But not for ‘literary writers’ like Jeffrey Eugenides – who is visiting curently our shores! If you missed him in Melbourne or Sydney, here’s the Wheeler Centre wrap up. (Lucky things in Brisbane and Canberra can still catch him!)

The Washington Post weigh in on the This American Life Mike Daisey fact-checking debacle, debating the accuracy of David Sedaris’ work.

Regardless of any factual inaccuracies or retractions, we’re excited the amazing This American Life is hitting screens – yes, screens – near us (and you)! 

While hitting up screens and enlightening tours, don’t forget to check out The Human Rights Film and Arts Festival kicked off in Melbourne this week and is set to go around the country!

Would you care for some visual poetry? We have two kinds for you in our poetic party bag: one takes the form of beautiful book art, the second an awesome animated video of a Bukowski poem.

Finally, in TV news, Mindy Kaling’s new comedy for  FOX looks like it’s going to be a hoot!

And we’re also excited by this rapidly-edited trailer for the new season of True Blood! DRAMAAAAA!

Happy weekend, everyone!