Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Wednesday Link Dump 

Interesting--I start a new job, and suddenly I have more time to blog. Either that's a violation of the time-space continuum, or...well, I don't want to admit what the alternative is. Anyway:

Top story, no question: Billy Joel jumping on the children's book bandwagon. The first book is called, innocuously enough, GOODNIGHT MY ANGEL. The second? Oh boy....NEW YORK STATE OF MIND.

Jeff Guinn at the Dallas Fort-Worth Star-Telegraph rounds up the must-reads (and the buzzworthy) for this summer. More important is Janet Evanovich's author photo, where she has finally aged to the point where she was at about ten years ago (before fame made her take this detour)

Neal Stephenson is the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for his novel QUICKSILVER. It also happens to be the longest entry, especially since it's really only 1/3 of a book....

Meanwhile, Louisa Waugh takes home the Ondaatje Prize for her novel HEARING BIRDS FLY, which "best evokes the spirit of a place." Contrary to popular belief, the winning entry is not a ghost story.

J.K. Rowling offers up a progress report on Book Six, saying it's "well under way." No word on the potential title for the still very much unfinished book, although I suspect my suggestion of "Harry Potter and the Six Bunnie-Wunnies" won't make the shortlist...

If there's anything from reading the recent accounts of the sale of Arthur Conan Doyle's collection shows, it's that it would make a hell of a book--betrayal, suspicious deaths, playboy sons, careless relatives. Somebody get this tortured mess a book deal!

Continuing ConnellyWatch (TM), this time, a review at USA Today. Hey, I'm not consciously trying to keep track of this stuff, I just keep finding them...

Anthony Rainone gives a thumbs-up to Terrill Lankford's Hollywood noir satire, EARTHQUAKE WEATHER, for January Magazine.

Crime Time has updated their website with a slew of new reviews, including the latest from Caroline Carver, Freda Davies and Walter Mosley, and a nice feature by Natasha Cooper on the upsurge in translated crime fiction.

And finally, Best. Interview. Ever.

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