The six finalists for the Independent Foreign Fiction prize have been announced. The books, none of which I’ve had a chance to read, are from Columbia, China, Albania, France and Israel.
The Prez wins biography of the year honors in the British Book Awards.
The shortlists for The Orwell Prize have been announced, which includes not only books but blogs.
The WSJ, of all publications, gets it: Why You Should Have Watched Hockey. I did — including 8 straight hours last Saturday.
Music is what you notice when it’s no longer in your presence.