Monday, November 27, 2006

The Novelist Thrives On Breakdown

Absolutely wonderful piece on John Gardner and his The Sunlight Dialogues by Charles Johnson. Gardner's gravity snagged me, too, a couple years ago when I first read Grendel and then The Art of Fiction; he's become one of my brightest guiding lights, blinding sometimes in the glare.

The difficulties of Kelly Link. She's one of my favorite contemporary authors, and someone I think Gardner would enjoy very much.

Inside the writer's brain. A panoramic view of Will Self's office.

Dave Cockrum, dead at 63. At least he went out in style.

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