Duly noted

Ha’aretz talks to Joe Finder about writing thrillers, learning how to use a gun, and his time spent on a Kibbutz.

John Connolly chats about his health regimen to the Glasgow Herald, though with a book due, stress is more the word right now…

OK, so I do find it a bit amusing that Janet Evanovich wrote a how-to book on writing her way with the help of others, but USA TODAY’s Carol Memmott picks her brain about the process of writing and publishing.

Claire Messud is interviewed by the Boston Globe’s David Mehegan about the unnvering and fabulous THE EMPEROR’S CHILDREN, which could be on the Booker shortlist by day’s end.

Mark Danielewski’s new book, ONLY REVOLUTIONS, may be more convoluted than his last (the first page made my head hurt but I’ll read it…someday) but there’s a more traditional bent to it, he tells the LA Times.

A bit late to the party, but congratulations to Dan Wickett and Steve Gillis for setting up DZanc books, which looks to be an awesome venture publishing quality books in a non-profit manner.

What the hell is it with Montreal and school shootings?

And finally, this is just…just…incredibly inane.