February 11, 2012
Financial Times interviews author Nathan Englander .
How would you earn your living if you had to give up writing?
I’d be a psychologist. I’m really interested in people – although at this point I'm more interested in making them up.
The Chicago Sun-Times is polling readers for the city's "all-star band" lineup.
"Being optioned is not the Holy Grail, you know, not really. For a struggling writer, the first and most important goal should be the creation of a good work of fiction, a novel many, many people will want to read and reread, to experience and think about and remember for a long time to come. I mean, that's what we're supposed to be doing, trying to do anyhow. Screenwriting is a secondary occupation."
Coming in April: a 17-DVD Grateful Dead live box set, All the Years Combine.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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