The Nobel Prize’s literature judge says that American writers are too “insular.” But what does some dumb foreigner know?
Hubris alert: Big-name venture capitalist Tom Perkins has built a 289-foot yacht called The Maltese Falcon.
In related news, Tom Perrotta dreams of being Sam Spade: “Who wouldn’t want to be a tough-talking private eye?”
Olsson’s, the leading independent bookstore chain in the Washington, D.C. area, closed all five of its stores yesterday after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. A memorial page is up and running.
Junot Diaz is deeply impressed with Richard Price‘s handball skills.
Nicholas Sparks is just pretty darned pleased with everything.