It’s been a very long time since I’ve updated the site; consider this post a tentative re-entry into online society. I’ll be updating my clips in the next few weeks and announcing some forthcoming, long-percolating projects. A good place to start catching up is my recent cover story on Natalie Portman, who just played […]
Much has happened in the five months since I last posted. Mainly, Asher Kachka joined our family four months ago—an accomplishment compared to which Hothouse is dust in the wind. Bookwise, there was a visit to Andover, MA, for a long interview with Dean Velvel of the Massachusetts School of Law. And on Saturday, February […]
Time for an update on what’s out there regarding my work-child——possibly the last before the onslaught of actual fatherhood.
Most importantly, Jason Epstein showers some late love on HH and its main subject, the complicated King Roger.
I distilled some lessons for writers based on Hothouse for Poets & Writers. It’s print-only, alas, […]
I first discovered Thomas Pynchon’s V. on the fiction bookshelf of a Midwood branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at age 15, while visiting my grandparents nearby. I was immediately, irrevocably hooked. Two of my goals in life have been to interview Vladimir Nabokov’s son and to find out as much as I could about […]
And to celebrate, read more and more about it. (The press coverage over the last two days feels like those San Diego fireworks that all went off simultaneously last year.)
Excerpt in Slate: “Jonathan Franzen vs. Oprah Winfrey”
7 p.m., with drinks after at 61 Local around the corner.
And a wonderful day to have two fantastic pieces of print come out:
The New York Times ArtsBeat Q&A, In Print Form. Teased on the Arts cover, where my picture appears opposite Robin Thicke’s, naturally. ————>
And a wonderful review in […]
LA Times has a lovely, lovely review up, running in the print paper on Sunday. Is it me or are the most accurate ones the most positive so far? Just me, I’m sure.
Several notices yesterday (today looks calmer, which might be nice). Here are the two that weren’t dumb:
And my e-mail convo with John Williams from the New York Times’s ArtsBeat: