Stay Tuned for the Weekend Update
..which has now arrived.
NYTBR: Rachel Donadio time-travels to 1958 and the raging war of intelligentsia; Jennifer Senior considers Masha Gessen’s examination of genetics in contemporary settings; and David Orr looks at Helen Vendler’s examination of William Butler Yeats.
WaPo Book World: Jonathan Yardley considers the reflections of a wine merchant; Michael Dirda reads Albert Camus’ notebooks from the 1950s; and Art Taylor has his say on Kate Mosse’s new historical thriller.
LA Times: Mark Luce pulls for the main character of HARRY, REVISED in spite of himself; Deborah Vankin explores the murky marriage territory of Andrew Sean Greer’s new novel; Richard Rayner is thoroughly entertained by AMERICAN EVE; and Donna Rifkind wishes she could feel the same about David Benioff’s latest novelistic effort.
G&M: Simon Houpt catches up with memoir-writin’ Barbara Walters; Jamie Kastner scrutinizes several examples of cautionary parenting books; and Margaret Cannon reviews crime fiction by Joy Fielding, Tom Rob Smith, Michael Gruber, Mary Daheim, Ann Cleeves, Randy Wayne White & M.C. Beaton.
Guardian Review: Jacqueline Rose traces the trajectory of Israel’s literature; David Peace talks of Yorkshire and Tokyo to Nicholas Wroe; and David Thomson pays tribute to David Lean on the director’s birth centenary.
Observer: Anushka Asthana is devastated by Stephanie Merritt’s chronicle of bipolar disorder; Toby Lichtig is impressed with David Lodge’s ability to make anything – even hearing impairment – funny; and Peter Guttridge sings the praises of Kate Summerscale and her non-fiction detective novel.
The Times: Tom Gatti meets publisher David Fickling, the man responsible for saving British comics; Hugo Barnacle likes Sebastian Barry’s sweeping new novel well enough;and Lindsey Duguid recognizes the delusion menace that stalks Emily Perkins’ newest tale.
The Scotsman: Catherine Deveney meets Rebecca Walker: memoirist, activist, famous writer’s daughter; Aidan Smith meets William Sutcliffe, the man referred to as “Evelyn Waugh with iPods”; and Ron Butlin talks of his cultural life.
Reasons why publishing cracks me up, part the umpteenth: that a debut PI novel by an American author with UK representation gets splashed in the British papers because – boing! – he happens to be the half-brother of a famous actor. Oh, publishing, can you stop acting like the ugly stepchild of Hollywood even though so many people think that’s exactly what you are?
Oline Cogdill splits her decision on new thrillers by Ace Atkins and Bill Floyd.
Dick Adler echoes the CHILD 44 hosannas in the Chicago Tribune.
The Seattle Times’ Adam Woog reviews new mystery offerings from Donna Leon, John Straley, Peter Leonard, Greg Mandel, C.J. Box and Robert Goddard.
At the Telegraph, Susanna Yager reviews recent crime fiction by Ariana Franklin and Declan Hughes while Jake Kerridge has his say on international mysteries by Mehmet Murat Somer, AC Baantjer, Qiu Xiaolong and Henning Mankell.
The Madison Times profiles local mystery bookstore Booked for Murder, now in the hands of new ownership.
Kate’s Mystery Bookstore just won the Raven, celebrates its 25th anniversary and is written up by the Cambridge Chronicle.
The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal talks with local journalist-turned-crime novelist April Lindgren about her debut novel HEADLINE: MURDER.
Chris Simms gets the interview treatment about his DI Spicer novels at Manchester Confidential.