Getting ready to face a new group of freshmen in those writing courses? You can get a glimpse into their mindset here. (I love these annual lists, although they do make me feel old!)
Attention, book reviewers! Publishers Weekly offers a sneak peek into some noteworthy galleys of winter (2008) books.
Linkage to/discussion of an issue of some importance to me: fiction inspired, or set against the context of, "current events." Why can't people just remember the wise words of dear old Henry James, and allow fiction writers to choose their own subjects? Go ahead and criticize the execution but for God's sake, just let people write what they want to write! Don't read the book if you already know the subject matter is not to your liking!