Stretched-Out Sunday Smatterings

Oline Cogdill has her say on Julie Compton’s new thriller RESCUING OLIVIA.

In the LA Times, Paul Tremblay tells a harrowing story of how his child’s nanny defrauded him and other families she worked for – using almost quaint methodology.

Belinda Bauer talks about fantastic debut novel BLACKLANDS with Rege Behe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

And Carla Buckley discusses *her* debut, THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE, with the Columbus Dispatch.

David Peace is all over the place, and I couldn’t be happier about the turn of events. Not only is RED RIDING, the three-part movie based on his Yorkshire Quartet, playing roadshow-style at the IFC until February 11th, but his new novel OCCUPIED CITY, now out in the US is getting excellent reviews from the LAT’s Richard Rayner (though the Austin-American Statesman’s Patrick Beach kind of doesn’t get it; style is the point, sir.)

Simon Beckett is one of the world’s bestselling crime novelists, but his home country of Britain lags a great deal behind the curve.

T.C. Boyle tells the Olympian why authors must perform when on tour, what he’s working on next, and how John Updike did a huge favor which Boyle only found out about after the elder man’s death.

Lorraine Adams talks with the WSJ about her new, terrorism-inflected novel THE ROOM AND THE CHAIR and her life in Harlem with fellow novelist Richard Price.

Not only is Tereska Torres still alive, but she’s just published a heavily revised edition of WOMEN’S BARRACKS in France.

A “new” Gormenghast novel, which was completed by Mervyn Peake’s wife Maeve Gilmore, will finally be published in the UK by Vintage Classics.

Waterstone’s children’s catalog recommended Stuart MacBride’s new novel SAWBONES as being suitable for kids. Um, clearly they didn’t read the book and previous series entries in question…?

And finally, just because, Eddie the Eagle.