Can you tell me a little bit about the lineup?
Well, there are going to be six presses there: Hanging Loose Press, Last Light Studio, Madras Press, McSweeney's, Melville House, and Muumuu House, each in a different capacity. I'll be there for Madras Press, and McSweeney's will have a table with someone from 826 Boston, and the other four will have readers -- Chris Boucher, Ellen Kennedy, Mark Pawlak, and Jane Roper
Cake Wrecks doesn't even make sense. I mean, seriously — it’s
a blog dedicated to messed-up cakes, and somehow, after four whole years, it’s
still really funny and awesome and worth looking at. And they’re on their
second book, Wreck the Halls, for
which they’ll visit the Brookline Booksmith.
Tomorrow night, Steve Almond visits the Brookline Booksmith to read from his new book of short stories, God Bless America. (You can read Steve's interview with Chuck Klosterman here.) I emailed him a couple of questions to see what's up with him.
Why would anyone want to go to your event? 1. Homemade
hoaxes go, Edmond Caldwell perpetuated a relatively small one - but he clearly
got his intended target's goat.
This summer, the Boston Book Festival printed and distributed 30,000 free
copies of Richard Russo's short story "The Whore's Child" as part of Boston's
second annual "One City, One Story" program (read my interview with him about his selection here).
We're going to go out on a limb and bet that you'll never find yourself listening in on a conversation between these four people again. Thankfully, we've got it on tape. So here it is: this year's "Far Out Fiction" event from the 2011 BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL.
Our own GENIE WILLIAMSON hosted Saturday's most talent-packed panel at Trinity Church.
There he was: DONNIE ANDREWS, whom most Wire-heads know as "the real Omar." (Even bigger Wire-heads will tell you that Omar is a composite, but Andrews is the biggest contributor to the aggregate.) He was explaining the irony of how, before his prison stint and conversion into a community activist, white women would clutch their handbags when he walked by.
Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III have a whole lot to say to each other. Here's some stuff they talked about last week that didn't make it into the original article.
The Boston Book Festival kicks off tomorrow night. I've made an itinerary for you, you lucky ducks.