My Two at The Millions – Yates and Ayelet Waldman
29 June 2011
At The Millions today, my Q&A with Ayelet Waldman, author of the NY Times Best-Seller Bad Mother and the novels Red Hook Road and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. Waldman and her husband Michael Chabon are co-writing a pilot for HBO called “Hobgoblin.” Darren Aronofsky to direct.
Also, from last week, my take on Richard Yates‘s The Easter Parade.
A couple of other interesting posts recently at The Millions: Lydia Kiesling reviews Carmela Ciararu‘s Nom de Plume (and the author responds strongly in the comments), and Timothy Aubry reviews The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs.
Finally, we are reminded of Deborah Eisenberg saying, in a 2010 profile, “I’m sort of desperately throwing myself against pieces of paper and only coming up with what look like bug smears.” A new short story by Eisenberg is up at NYRB.