More Smatterings

Pauline O’Connor highlights LA’s literary scene after-hours.

The List takes a look at the new Ian Rankin exhibition in Edinburgh and asks the author to concoct a list of his very own.

Raina McLeod chats with Walter Mosley for the Miami New Times.

Slate’s Fall Fiction Week has been running a plethora of interesting essays, from Gerald Howard on editing Gordon Lish, Sarah Schulman on her novel’s undue neglect, and Josh Glenn solving a century-old literary mystery.

Hank Steuver appreciates Robert Goulet
, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 73.

As the Canadian dollar continues to kick the US dollar’s ass, Wal-Mart Canada is the latest retailer to sell books & magazines at US list prices. Indigo did the same earlier this week.

David Geffner writes of Jim Thompson’s lost Hollywood years for Moviemaker magazine. 

The latest interviews on the Bat Segundo front: Richard Russo & Oliver Sacks.

Congratulations to Declan Burke, whose new novel THE BIG O will be published in the US by Harcourt.

And finally, Meryl Streep as Julia Child? Sure, but then again, any and all film & tv deals reported are hypothetical because of the looming strike.