Tuesday July 26th, 2011

Not Kidding About Twitter

Adam Wilson at The Faster Times interviews Garth Risk Hallberg, a staff writer for The Millions and the author of the “illustrated fiction” A Field Guide to the North American Family. They talk about social media, Philip Roth, the real America, and partake in a brief but entertaining discussion of Friday Night Lights, during which Hallberg calls Lyla Garrity “horrible.” (I assume he means the character and not the performance, though I would disagree about either being horrible.)

I particularly enjoyed this moment:

Wilson: But is there a fear that, “Oh this book would have reached a wider audience if I had promoted it on Twitter.”

Hallberg: Are you kidding?

Wilson: No.