On the latest This American Life, Jon Ronson chats with Ira Glass about his new book TARRED AND FEATHERED (coming Winter 2015!), sharing a story about a real man who was literally tarred and feathered. Trust us when we say, it’s a story only Ronson can tell!
Catch the full interview here!
Nick Hornby is the author of lots of good books, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to Be Good, Songbook, & Ten Years in the Tub.
In Memoriam, 1927 - 2014.
We are deeply saddened by the news of Peter Matthiessen’s death.The award-winning author of more than thirty books, world-renowned naturalist, explorer, Buddhist teacher, and political activist, died at 5:15 PM on Saturday April 5, 2014 after an illness of some months. He was eighty-six years old.
Read the New York Times obituary here and a recent New York Times Magazine profile here. Matthiessen’s last and latest book is In Paradise.
(Author photo (c) Linda Girvin)
Inspiration Information: ‘The Interestings’ : The New Yorker
Meg Wolitzer talks about her inspiration for her novel, The Interestings, to The New Yorker.
Noah Strycker’s The Thing with Feathers, in situ with its subjects in Antarctica, thanks to our publicity director, Jynne Martin. The Wall Street Journal raved about the book, saying “[Strycker] thinks like a biologist but writes like a poet.” Check out the full review here.
We love this great shot of Helen Oyeyemi from her reading in NYC for Boy, Snow, Bird!
Helen Oyeyemi @ community bookstore #helenoyeyemi #tejunecole #boysnowbird (at Community Bookstore)
Timothy Schaffert’s THE SWAN GONDOLA is such a hit in his native Omaha, even the comics in the Omaha World-Herald are reading it! Check out the image above by artist Jeffrey Koterba.
Helen Oyeyemi at Community Bookstore, 3/7/14
Buy the drawing here.