April 4, 2012
The shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction has been named.
Nooga.com recommends five ways to expand your taste in music.
The 2012 longlist for The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has been named.
Drowned in Sound lists the 10 biggest international #1 singles you have never heard.
Let's talk about some of your influences. Did your father introduce you to literature at a young age?
Definitely, I read a lot as a kid. I was a terrible student all through school, but I read a lot. My dad, aside from being a novelist, is also a scholar and has written two critical books on Saul Bellow, and he wrote a lot about Bellow and Roth and all these great writers. So I read a lot of that stuff when I was younger. My dad thinks that all my problems in life stem from the fact that when I was 12 he gave me Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and that inspired some bad decisions on my part. My dad gave me a lot of books that I loved and continue to love. But at the same time I think part of me always felt like that these books in some ways weren’t quite mine, that they were his, and that it was his literature.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
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