Especially after reading his interview at Fictionaut. Do you have a mentor? Do you yourself mentor? I don’t officially mentor, but there is a young man, who was homeless and addicted to crack for a time, and I try to help when I can. If it’s just writing that we’re talking about, I don’t have a mentor, but I do help people with some of the vagaries of the publishing industry when I can – contracts, agents, all that.
Bites: My Chemical Goethemance, Talking About Eggers One Last Time in ’09, The Ramone Poet, Cassettes, and More
New York Review of Books cartoonist David Levine has passed away. Virginia Woolf: difficult to read. Goethe, Byron, and My Chemical Romance? Maybe for the last time in 2009, we have some Dave Eggers news via this interview. Dee Dee Ramone: the Yogi Berra of punk rock poetry? A little story about Kurt Vonnegut and a failed Saab dealership. (Thanks Maud Newton) Fictionaut talks to author Curtis Smith. 2009 was a good year for angry writers. Cassettes never went away! […]
Bites: San Francisco Panorama, Fictonaut for the Holidays, Dawkins Getting Soft, Attenberg’s Blurbs, Orrin Hatch Ruins Hanukkah, and More
Panorama is out! “It is everything that your basic wretched and vapid Sunday SF Chronicle is not.” “Dave Eggers doesn’t look like a newspaper baron“ I think this San Fran food blog is excited. The people at Green Apple Books say the Panorama will “most certainly provide a bit of breathing room away from the vapid smog that seems to have engulfed much of the world of modern journalism.” They link to here when mentioning “vapid smog”. Indichik is hating. […]