Chad Harbach, author of The Art of Fielding
In February, Melville House will reissue Renata Adler's long-out-of-print Speedboat and Pitch Dark, reminding us that Adler, now best known for trashing her New Yorker colleague Pauline Kael, was also a formidable novelist and stylist. Reviewing Speedboat, John Leonard wrote: "Nobody in this country writes better prose than Renata Adler's."
The Guardian has published a short work of fiction by Geoff Dyer, in which the author ponders September 11, death, and the Burning Man festival: “When you wake up in the morning the world is as you find it. What's happened in the night is history or dream. That's the only way I can account for the weird feeling that I sort of missed 9/11.”
The American author Bill Bryson steps into British politics by opposing government plans to re-write environmental planning laws.
Amazon launches @author—an an “author-focused community page” that lets writers connect with their readers.