The hype's been everywhere (or so it seems), but it was this Fiction Writers Review piece on Wells Tower's new story collection that really motivated me to attend a reading featuring Tower the other evening. Great event. Now, I must get the book.
Speaking of hype--I'm sure plenty of you followed last week's big online story about another online story: Dan Baum's Twitter-based revelations of his association with the New Yorker. Here's something a bit different: an interview with Baum, courtesy of The Renegade Writer, focusing on "writing for the big names - and the future of journalism."
And on a sad, yet inspiring note: check out the online home of a spring term Pomona College course, English 166: David Foster Wallace. The site includes a blog maintained by the course participants, as well as a link to the wiki that has emerged from it. An amazing resource for anyone interested in Wallace and his work - and, I think, for teachers of literature and writing.