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.
You'll be happy to know that some people - or actually a lot of people - are still reading things other than Pop Eater. In fact they're reading books, lots of them, not to mention articles about people reading books, and books about articles about how we'll be reading books in the future.
Here at the Phoenix we're proud to be a big booster of the Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival organizers announced today that they've chosen
Richard Russo's story, "The Whore's Child," for Boston's second-annual
"One City, One Story" program.
Russo won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, Empire Falls. He has written a number of other hilarious, touching novels, as well as one collection of short stores, The Whore's Child, from whence the titular story comes.