Monday mid-morning links

The latest Bat Segundo show features Jennifer Weiner, chatting about GOODNIGHT NOBODY, mysteries and the whole chick lit business. Over at MobyLives (where the switch to podcasting is a stroke of genius) Robert “Fresh Eyes” Gray talks about the business of remaindering books and why it’s so important to the industry.

Katherine Ramsland is a woman of many hats: psychologist, writer of forensic books, and novelist. She talks to Metro Toronto about all the different things she does and what’s next.

The Rutland Herald finds out how a fan’s request propelled Archer Mayor to write his current Joe Gunther novel, ST. ALBAN’S FIRE.

Rachel Zadok’s surprise Whitbread nomination spurs colleagues and coworkers to sing her praises — and maybe she’ll quit her waitressing job now!

Joan Didion continues the gruelling interview circuit for THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, this time with the Globe and Mail’s Simon Houpt.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reviews new mysteries by Karen Olson, Chris Grabenstein, Margaret Truman and Parnell Hall.

Patrick Anderson returns from last week’s hiatus (vacation?) with his take on John McLachlan Gray’s new Victorian thriller WHITE STONE DAY, and we both pretty much agree that it is excellent.

I’ve been woefully behind on what’s new at Bookmunch, but they have several awesome interviews with National Book Award nominee Christopher Sorrentino, Emily Maguire (whose debut TAMING THE BEAST should be out in the US next year, finally) and Kitty Fitzgerald.

An edited version of Craig Davidson’s “Friction” (my favorite story from his fabulous collection RUST AND BONE) appears at Nerve. (Thanks to Bookslut for the tip.)

And finally, if it does turn out to be true, this may well be the most appalling thing I’ve read in ages.