Much ado about links

Some of the UK’s top authors prepare reading lists for children, and as the Guardian reports, the results are eclectic and challenging for the most part.

Jonathan Yardley strikes a good note for the merits of BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens.

USA Today’s Carol Memmott interviews Jesse Kellerman about his new novel, his new play, and the whole son-of-successful-novelists thing.

Speaking of keeping writing in the family, the Sunday Times had a piece on Norman and Nick Stone, the latter the author of the much-buzzed-about MR CLARINET.

Lee Goldberg’s on his way to Hawaii for some book signings soon and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin talks to him about writing novels, for TV, and obscure shows he still watches.

Maria Dhavana Healey’s book idea is, shall we say, a bit inclusive, but Newsday’s Pat Burson is fascinated by the concept of saying yes to every man who asks you out.

Kate Braverman had spent so long in LA that it was getting to her, so she returned to SF — and jumpstarted her creativity.

And finally, it’s hard not to feel a little blue what with the passing of Wendy Wasserstein and Coretta Scott King in short order.