Kelly Burdick

Kelly Burdick is the former executive editor of Melville House.

Chinua Achebe buried in Nigeria

On Thursday, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was buried in his hometown of Ogidi, Nigeria. Achebe, who died on March 21 and twice refused Nigerian state honors, suffered a semi-official funeralRead more »

Amazon employees strike in Germany

More than 1,000 staffers at two German Amazon warehouses walked off the job Tuesday in a one-day work stoppage. The workers are seeking higher pay and collective bargaining agreements, which areRead more »

Buried with the LRB

In a long remembrance of her father in the Financial Times, Julia Hobsbawm, daughter of the celebrated English historian Eric Hobsbawm, recalls her father’s need to be almost constantly reading.Read more »

Benjamin Schwarz out at The Atlantic

In a little-reported move, Benjamin Schwarz has left The Atlantic. Since 2000, Schwarz has edited the Atlantic’s books and ideas section, which published reviews and essays by Christopher Hitchens, B.R. Myers, Caitlin Flanagan, PerryRead more »