Dave Eggers talks about all his projects—films, newspapers, novelization of “Where the Wild Things Are” here.
Art Winslow’s review of Leonard Zeskand’s chilling and timely “Blood and Politics.”
NBCC award winner in biography Julie Phillips talks to Toni Morrison in Amsterdam about “A Mercy.”
Jonah Raskin reports on the print friendly Class of 2009.
Oscar Villalon talks to Ethan Canin, at a fundraiser for Litquake.
Susan Shapiro, an NBCC member since 1985, has been publishing nonfiction since 1981. She just sold her first novel, “Speed Shrinking,” due out August 3 (Her second, “Overexposed,” which she started in 1995, comes out next summer).
Celia McGee on Paperless Post.
Jennifer Reese cooks without a recipe for Slate’s food issue.
Tim W. Brown calls CAConrad’s “Advanced Elvis Course” an “odd compendium.”
Gregg Barrios, fresh from “Rancho Pancho,” multiple productions and book tour, has an NEH fellowship to work on a play. He’s ensconced in the Catskills.
Karen Vanuska also has a review in Open Letters Monthly; she assesses Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Nocturnes,” says it reads like a good blues song.
Michael O’Donnell in Washington Monthly on Leonard Bernstein’s music and his radical streak.
In NOLAfugees’ latest: John Biguenet can be a hell of a writer, but Lee Horvitz finds that he is not yet a dramatist, in his review of “Shotgun,” the second in a cycle of post-Katrina plays, commissioned by Southern Repertory Theater, Horvitz suspects the third might be a charm…
In case you missed it, an excerpt from Maud Newton’s novel in Narrative online.