The crime writing team of Michael Gregorio conduct a fascinating interview with Giancarlo de Cataldo, known here as the editor of CRIMINI.

It’s official: Reed can’t find a buyer for its magazine division, so it’s hanging onto it.

Macmillan will freeze salaries for those making over $50,000.

Seth Harwood is teaching an online crime fiction course at Stanford beginning next month.

How Sonny Mehta and Knopf benefit from the Random House reorganization.

Granta has a new American editor: John Freeman, who nominally replaces Matt Weiland. 

Steven Greenhouse attended the Studs Terkel memorial last Sunday.

Judith Regan got a cool $10.75 million from NewsCorp as a settlement for being fired. 

AP’s Hillel Italie on the sleeper hits of the year

WBUR’s On The Point hosts a best books of 2008 discussion with Liesl Schillinger, Kris Kleindienst and Mark Sarvas.

Bailing out the writers is the meme du jour.

This renders me speechless.

And finally, the complaint against Rod Blagojevich, in full. Just read it. This is the most entertaining document in AGES. (PDF alert)