Articles by Sonya Chung

December 30, 2009

Year-End Reflections: The Great and The Good 1

It’s a thread I sense in most writers I know — that if a good amount of our first-fruit time and energy are going to be spent either in solitude or promoting our own work, we want also to make sure we are not atrophying in our human connectedness.

December 23, 2009

Bethanne Patrick’s Bottom 10 of 2009 0

Book Studio‘s Bethanne Patrick‘s Top 10 and, perhaps more interestingly, Bottom 10 Books of the Year.  Patrick minces no words on Lethem, Kingsolver, Niffenegger, Moore, and Larsson.

December 18, 2009

Holiday Film Review: The Road As Incarnation 1

If the novel moved you, that’s the main reason to see The Road in film version.

December 16, 2009

“Afro Picks” Image & Pun Draws Criticism 0

The cover image of this week’s Publisher’s Weekly, which centers around an annual  feature on African American book publishing,  is drawing a lot of attention, mostly negative. Read PW senior news editor Calvin Reid‘s explanation/mea culpa.

December 10, 2009

E-book Release Delays 0

An article in the Wall Street Journal about the third publishing house — HarperCollins, who joined Simon & Schuster and Hachette —  to delay e-book publication of new (hardcover) titles.  The debate over timing and pricing of new-release e-books (@$9.99) continues.

December 10, 2009

Virtual Hannah Tinti 0

The latest in virtual author appearances, an especially useful option for literary venues in the snowy midwest during winter:  Hannah Tinti on Skype (audio and video) in Minneapolis via the Magers & Quinn “Books & Bars” Book Club series.

December 4, 2009

Best Foreign Fiction from Jessa Crispin 0

Jessa Crispin offers “Picks for Best Foreign Fiction,” at NPR, including selections from Russia, Colombia, the Netherlands, and Israel.

December 4, 2009

What Bolano Read 0

Part 2 of “What Bolano Read” by Tom McCartan at Melville House.

December 4, 2009

Julie Powell at Powell’s 0

The Julie Powell interview at Powell’s — on butchery and infidelity and self-disclosure.

December 2, 2009

Cormac McCarthy’s Typewriter 0

On Friday, Christie’s will be auctioning off Cormac McCarthy‘s Olivetti manual typewriter, which he’s had since 1963.  Looks like you need to make sure you’ve got at least $15,000 in your checking account if you plan on bidding. (NY Times article here)