Madison Smartt Bell

In the latest entry in Bomb magazine’s engrossing “Fiction for Driving Across America” series, Madison Smartt Bell reads from his bewitching novel The Color of Night.

Where have we heard that argument for e-books before? Tick a square on the Electronic Publishing Bingo Card every time someone spouts a (usually false) truism such as “printing is the most costly part of publishing.” Did we hear someone yell “Bingo!”?

Literary-minded New Yorkers will wish they could be in three places at once tonight, as there is a trio of stellar events in the city. First up, McNally Jackson Books hosts an NBCC Reads event, “Back in Print,” featuring editors and critcs Michael Miller, Honor Moore, Gary Giddins, and Eric Banks discussing out-of-print books, and nominating some favorites they’d like to see republished. The KGB bar presents “Film Night” with critics J. Hoberman and A. S. Hamrah reading from their recent works of cinema critique, while the New School offers “Work Study: Sex Work and the New School Student”, with guests including authors Audacia Ray, Melissa Febos, and Jennifer Baumgardner.

At the Nervous Breakdown blog, novelist Jennifer Gilmore interviews herself: "Q: Who would you be if you could—finally—escape and become someone else? A: Justin Bond and Zadie Smith, combined, no question.”