Speaking of Enright, she’s getting a fair amount of flak for a piece she wrote for the LRB about her negative feelings toward Gerry and Kate McCann. But before pouncing, why not read the whole thing first?
If you’re in the UK, don’t expect to see GONE BABY GONE anytime soon,
as the outcry is about “parallels” to the McCann case. Which don’t make
sense to me since the book came out almost 10 years ago, but hey.
And if you want to use some variant of “2012” and “Olympics” in your book, expect to be slapped down by the UK government on copyright infringement. Lovely.
The Carnival of Criminal Minds continued yesterday at the Rap Sheet, where J. Kingston Pierce assembled a cornucopia of links on stuff related to crime fiction.
Newsday’s Denise Flaim has the remarkable story of separated twins reunited to search for their birth family.
Janis Turk at the Dallas Morning News takes a tour of Tony Hillerman country.
With regards to the ongoing fight about whether Raymond Carver’s “original” short stories should be published, I’m with Dan Kois at Vulture: make it available and let the readers judge.
It might not be the greatest news by a longshot but IF I DID IT is, indeed, selling rather well.
Toronto Star publishing reporter Vit Wagner is at the International Festival of Authors (which I have to attend next year, dammit) and reports back on Jasper Fforde’s event.