Minn Post’s Amy Goetzman writes about the popularity of writing programs in trying financial times and talks to Amy Shearn a U of M MFA Graduate about her first novel, How Far is the Ocean From Here.
Largehearted Boy’s Best Books of 2008 continues to grow and grow.
Okay, I cannot resist sharing with you not just this link but the total cheesedog headline that goes with it. From the PiPress: Minnesota fiction writers offer a winter wonderland of new works.
Over at the LA Times Jacket Copy, Carolyn Kellogg asks How do you write what you know when all you know is writing?.
The Strib gathers up a handful of book for young readers (a topic I am especially interested in lately with Christmas coming up).
Oh! To go along with the death of reading, the death of the short story, and the death of the novel, we now have the death of the blog. There is much eye-rolling here in my corner.
The Onion’s AV Club lists 27 Web sites that became books. MN Reads did not make the list.
Amazon’s Ominvoracious’ The Books of the States feature finally hits Wisconsin and Iowa. We should be soon. I predict F. Scott Fitz, Tim O’Brien, and Charles Schultz will make the cut, and secretly hope Joshua Furst’s Sabotage Cafe and David Carr’s The Night of the Gun get a nods.
Girl Detective reviews The Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankell.