Being highly ambivalent this week, an abbreviated edition this weekend.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Prime Suspect, Second Row Center (“The nature of students’ comments told me right away which students were aware that an alleged ax murderer was in our midst.”) (via)
- Although perhaps preaching to the choir, SF author takes issue with the fact only contemporary fiction is “permitted access to the oxygen of publicity in the mainstream media.” (via)
- The National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced and, of course, I’ve read none of the winners (although I remain on the reserve list at the library for the autobiography winner). They included Darin Strauss, Half a Life (autobiography); Sarah Bakewell, How To Live: Or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (biography); Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad (fiction); and Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (nonfiction).
- The longlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was announced. I’ve actually read two of the 15.
Some live in a state of passionate indecision.
Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection