- I have 2 Robert Birnbaum links. The first is his interview with Andrew Delbanco, author of the recent Melville: His World and Work, which has been on my list for a while now. In the second link, Birnbaum recommends sevearl books worth checking out that you won’t find reviewed elsewhere.
- Opium Magazine has announced a fiction prize of $555 to celebrate their 5th anniversary.
- Ed has written a moving remembrance of Octavia Butler, who died earlier this week at the age of 58.
- This profile of Deborah Eisenberg makes me even more determined to track down a copy of Twilight of the Superheroes (I love the cover).
The Columbia Spectator, the newspaper of Columbia University, has a nice article on book criticism and how blogs are a great new forum, opening up the discussion on books.