Of Literary Smackdowns

From a narrative standpoint, Sunday’s literary smackdown developed in the best possible way. PEN shot out to an early lead, held on as tough question after tough question stumped both teams, and then a judge’s timely lifeline got team litblogger – Ed, Levi, Eric and moi -  on a roll before mixed signals resulted in PEN taking it, 16-13. Yes, Arthur Miller wants bloggers to join PEN, and there was free bottled water.

WNYC was there to cover the proceedings and also present a slideshow of the Small Press Book Fair.