Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Rumours Afoot

Now reading Come, Thou Tortoise. Now full of banana scones. Rona Maynard (who never misses anything) has referred me to Persimmon Tree (an online literary magazine by women over sixty) and a review by Laura Miller of Elaine Showalter's new book A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. Dovegreyreader celebrates her blog's birthday with an interview with Justine Picardie. Stephany Aulenback contemplates names for her baby (and in case you're wondering, we've got names for our's already, both boy and girl options lifted from children's novels that have the hero's name in the title). Canada Reads is now without Mercy. Zoe Heller profiled (and her new book The Believers is out now). I found the G&M's discussion of the smutty novel Wetlands far more entertaining than I'm sure the book would be. And over at the Biblioasis blog, read Terry Griggs' foreward to the reprint of her GG-nominated collection Quickening. The reprint is out this spring from Biblioasis, along with a new work by Griggs, both of which I'm thrilled to read-- I encountered her first with the Salon des Refuses, and I'm entranced now. Rumours also afoot that she might stop by for an interview here.