David Guterson, photo by Sean Smith.
So far we’re enjoying what HTML Giant is calling its Tournament of Bookshit week, a skewed competition that will play out in NCAA-style brackets between literary (and not-so-literary) topics. This year's topics include “magic realism” vs. “living in Brooklyn,” and “talking shit about the New Yorker while submitting frequently to NYer” vs. “dream sequence w/ talking animals.”
And now, for a dissenting view: Margaret Atwood says Twitter inspires people to write better and read more books.
David Guterson has won the bad sex in fiction award.
Why are long-form profiles from 1995 the latest must-read articles in Washington? Because Newt is back in town: Garry Wills on Gingrich’s feud with Barney Frank from the New York Review of Books, and Connie Bruck’s New Yorker portrait of the politician (registration required)
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