Midweek smatterings

Done in a rush because somehow I’m ridiculously behind already…

Next year’s Mystery Writers of America Grand Master is…Stephen King.

Edward Wright has won the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for RED SKY LAMENT, an honor which will hopefully get him published once more in the US. Because he really ought to be.

Want to know how not to read a book? The Boston Globe’s Alex Beam is only too happy to divulge.

The Orange County Register chats with several female crime writers, including Theresa Schwegel, Rochelle Krich, Earlene Fowler & Randy Abbott, marking the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime.

Naomi Novik gets an awesome writeup in the New York Times – but what amazes me is that she considers anything less than 6,000 words a day “unproductive.” Man…

Ellen Clair Lamb is the latest blogger featured at the Baltimore Sun’s “Blography” podcast. She describes it as “blather about “blogging, crime fiction, and the Internet as village.”

The Newark Star-Ledger talks with noted YA author Anthony Horowitz as the first Alex Rider movie, STORMBREAKER, hits US theaters.

Susanna Yager & Toby Clements round up new crime releases for the Telegraph by Thomas Cook, Louise Penny, Janet Evanovich, Lynda La Plante, Jonathan Kellerman and Stef Penney.

The latest issue of the Mississippi Review is up, and it’s all about Postmodern Pulp. With a lineup that includes Ray Banks, Craig McDonald and Nick Mamatas, with Anthony Neil Smith at the helm, you’d be remiss in not taking a look.

Anthony Rainone spoke with Cara Black for Crimespree Magazine, but he includes outtakes of the interview on his blog.

And finally, this is one show I won’t go to, but I have no doubt it will sell out fast.