Tuesday November 24th, 2009

In the Ether

carlenebauerSecond Pass contributor Carlene Bauer discusses her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, with fellow SP contributor Emily Bobrow at More Intelligent Life. (“By college there were a fair amount of teachings that seemed outright lies. Well, okay: outright acts of ventriloquism in which people felt free to throw God’s voice.”) . . . Great, another bookstore I need to visit; and this one is in the middle of Wyoming, 40 miles from the nearest gas station. . . . John Gall’s all-time favorite book cover is tough to best. . . . Excerpts from the final interview with Roberto Bolaño. (“I would like to have been a homicide detective, much more than being a writer. I am absolutely sure of that.”) . . . Bob Thompson shares some of his favorite moments from his time interviewing authors like Joan Didion, Kurt Vonnegut, Marilynne Robinson, and Philip Roth. . . . Alain de Botton talks about some of his favorite essay collections at The Browser. . . . A winner has been announced in Canada’s first annual National Book-Collecting Contest for Canadians Under 30. A strangely specific but cool idea.