What’s New in the World of Books


An Author’s Life: The Guardian took a hard look at what the life of an author is like, and how it’s changed over the years. Rupert Thomson (The Insult) & Joanna Kavena (The Ice Museum) are the two authors they chronicle as they seek an answer to whether or not this career is viable for them anymore.

Philip Roth Interview: Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater was published almost 20 years ago, and it is being translated into Swedish this year. Roth gave an interview to a Swedish paper and answered some interesting questions, such as what it was like for him to reread all of his 31 titles during his hiatus. “My conclusion, after I’d finished, echoes the words spoken by an American boxing hero of mine, Joe Louis…’I did the best I could with what I had.'”

Looking Forward To: Mountain Goats founder John Darnielle announced his new book…

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