Sarah also appears in David Milofsky’s article in the Denver Post about literary blogs’ impact on the book scence. Mentioned are the Lee Siegel scandal and the Ed Champion/Lev Grossman debacle. It’s interesting, the idea that critcs should or shouldn’t be criticized. It seems to me that once you express an opinion, you open yourself up to discussion. I have no real problem with that. I express opinions here all the time. If you agree or disagree, you can tell me so. That’s the way it should work, even with traditional media. Why do you think the New York Times Book Review has a letters page?
The Times of London asked authors to name a book they think had been unfairly negelected. I’d never heard of many of the books listed. If I had to name one, it would be any book by Gilbert Sorrentino. He was an amazing writer (he died in May) and perhaps he’s more popular than I think, but I don’t think he got the attention he deserved. Do you have any suggestions?