- Martin Amis: “I did have [a midlife crisis]. Sorry to inform you that you’re going to get one every decade after you’re forty, and it’s a different kind of crisis every time. You can read every novel ever written and they won’t prepare you for it. My midlife crisis was bang on schedule: mid-forties, divorce, terrible realizations about death.”
- Should authors respond to wrong-headed reviews? (via Maud)
- Podcasts, Haggis?
- The 2006 Nebula ballot. (via Gwenda)
- Jodi Picoult visits the school were her book was banned.
- Has Jonathan Littell scandalized France? My own statistics show that France is scandalized in some way every 32 minutes.
- Levi Asher talks with Danny Simmons.
- “Literary classics” now available on DVD.
- Rudy Wiebe has won the 2007 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
- Matthew Sharpe interviewed in Poets & Writers (via TEV)
- A new short story from Richard Russo at the Atlantic. Shockingly, it’s not behind a paywall. Has the Atlantic finally come to its senses? (via Dan Wickett)
- Teddy (via Other)
- Legos have changed.
- An honorary doc for Ozick. (via Orthofer)
- G.K. Chesterton gets the Golden Rule Jones Theater treatment.
- Mark Thwaite on Dawkins: “The God Delusion didn’t convince me at all, it just made me think Dawkins was a bit of a scary megalomaniac.”
- Scott Esposito: “Guess this is turning into ‘mean week’ here. Who will get dissed tomorrow?”
Mr. Russo’s story was from the 2006 Fiction Issue of The Atlantic.
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