Jonathan Yardley appreciates Maxine Hong Kingston’s influential memoir A WOMAN WARRIOR in today’s Washington Post.

In yesterday’s Post, Patrick Anderson goes gaga for the prose style of Peter Temple.

Peter Rozovsky chats with four of Sweden’s top crime writers about their work, their inspiration and why the aftermath of murder is more compelling than murder itself.

James Marcus has quite a lot of good points to make about Andrew Keen’s controversial polemic THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR.

At January Magazine, Declan Hughes talks to Kevin Burton Smith
about Ross MacDonald, writing PI fiction and why there’s a new wave of Irish crime writers.

Hadassah Magazine’s Zelda Shluker considers a spate of crime novels by Jewish writers. (hat tip: The Rap Sheet)

The Yorkshire Post’s Sarah Freeman meets a husband-and-wife crime solving team who are using their forensic knowledge to help writers.

The Cincinnati Inquirer talks to Janet Evanovich
about all things Stephanie Plum.

The CBC gets Karen Connelly’s reaction to her Orange Prize Debut Fiction win for THE LIZARD CAGE.

And finally, Newton was quite the apocalyptically-minded fellow.