I didn’t realize that Mark Sarvas actually authored Home Land (you’d think that the Morning News people would double-check the text), but it’s still a brave and interesting win for the Tournament of Books.
Apparently, Newsday didn’t get the memo that McGahern kicked the bucket. Granted, there’s an editor’s note near the end. But would it have killed the folks there to edit the article a bit? The headline “Talking with John McGahren” reads as if the journalist were channeling McGahren’s spirit from beyond the grave or something.
Fantasybookspot talks with Jeff VanderMeer. I’ve been greatly enjoying City of Saints and Madmen (think Mieville/Peake meets Jack Benny, with a bit of J. Conrad and Borges thrown in; fun shit, yo) and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Shriek.