Tuesday Morning Links

by Patrick on March 24, 2009

First of all, if you haven’t watched yesterday’s video, do so now.  It will make you want some coffee.  Now that that’s out of the way, on to the links:

  • Sana Krasikov has won the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for her debut story collection One More Year.  Congratulations to her.  I love to see short story collections getting noticed.  Galleycat has posted a video interview of Sana and judging from the many flashbulbs going off, she’s apparently already attracting paparazzi.
  • In case you missed it, Max from the Millions completely shredded my Tournament of Books bracket yesterday when he advanced Shadow Country over The Lazarus Project.  (Also worth reading is the commentary on the previous decision, which includes a lot of commentary about the future of bookstores.)
  • Walter Mosley is all over The Daily Beast today, offering an excerpt from his new book The Long Fall, as a list of his 5 favorite books.  Mosley will be at Vroman’s this Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m.
  • For the book business people reading this blog (I know there are a few of you, standing nervously in the corner) Kassia’s “If I Were a Gatekeeper” post is a must-read (and as always, read the comments, too).  Among other choice bits:  “You want my theory about why Apple didn’t move into the book business? Because they didn’t want the hassle of working with publishers.”  Yikes.
  • At the Book Culture blog, there’s a post about “What Ed Park’s Students Are Reading” in his Comic Novel class.  There are two books on this list I’ve never heard of.  I am making note of both, as I’m a lover of laughter.  (But seriously, no Lucky Jim?  For shame, Ed, for shame.)