Jul 28, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
Novelist and critic Tom LeClair has some advice for contemporary writers: Treat your interviewers well. They read your books, and they may have the final word.
“To Jeff Bezos and everyone else who brings books to the world I say: thank you,” concludes Ruth Franklin, writing "In Defense of Amazon" at the New Republic, a response to Colin Robinson’s recent article in The Nation, "The Trouble With Amazon."
The 2010 Man Booker Prize for fiction's longlist has been announced, and apparently, the Booker judges are feeling wistful for the past. There's a distinct batch of historical fiction in the mix, including some books that must be considered favorites to win: Peter Carey's novel Parrot and Olivier in America, a revisiting of Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous trip to America (Carey has already won the prize
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