Curiosities

July 8, 2010

An Interview with Justin Taylor 0

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Writers who know literature: Bookslut’s Mark Doten talks Kierkegaard, Derrida, Bataille, Sinclair and Faulkner with Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever author Justin Taylor.

July 8, 2010

Justin Cronin on Writing “The Passage” 0

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The Passage author Justin Cronin answers questions for Salon’s Reading Club: “For many years … I had vivid nightmares of nuclear apocalypse.”

July 7, 2010

Appearing Elsewhere 2

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A slightly different version of my story “Salt Lick” (originally published in 2006, in the Los Angeles Times Magazine) is now at Flatmancrooked.

July 7, 2010

Interview with Pinckney Benedict 0

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At The Rumpus, an engaging interview with Pinckney Benedict, author of Town Smokes and Miracle Boy and Other Stories, and one-time writing apprentice under Joyce Carol Oates.

July 7, 2010

Readers Pick Favorite Indie Books 0

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More from The Huffington Post’s series on independent books: Readers’ Favorites From Indie Publishers.

July 7, 2010

John Carey on William Golding 0

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In The New York Times, Dwight Garner reviews John Carey’s biography William Golding: The Man Who Wrote “Lord of the Flies”:  “It may not be a surprise to learn that the British novelist … did not have a happy childhood. But the details will put a sweat on your forehead.”

July 7, 2010

Amazon’s First-Half Top 10 0

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Amazon has named its Best Books of 2010… So Far (that’s January through June).

July 6, 2010

Appearing Elsewhere (Down Under) 0

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I was a guest on the most recent episode of ABC (Australia) Radio’s The Book Show alongside Sophie Cunningham of Meanjin. We discussed literary blogging, how it’s evolved and its impact on literary culture. Have a listen!

July 6, 2010

eReaders Versus the Printed Page 0

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PCWorld releases a study on whether the iPad and Kindle make for slower readers than the printed page. (via AuthorScoop)

July 6, 2010

Tuesday New Release Day 0

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Laura Miller of Salon recommends Tana French’s new crime-fiction novel Faithful Place: “makes Philip Marlowe’s L.A. look like a church picnic. French herself doesn’t play by the rules…”  Also out recently is a new edition of James Salter’s short story collection Dusk and Other Stories, with a new introduction by former Paris Review editor Philip […]