Archive for the ‘Blogs’ Category
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Thanks to Sarah Tsiang for this fun interview on Open Book. She’s the guest blogger there this month and has been interviewing many of the Susans featured in her upcoming anthology, Desperately Seeking Susan.
I’m delighted to be one of them.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Today I’m the guest blogger at Canadian Bookshelf, the “the one-of-a-kind resource for discovering, discussing, and indulging in Canadian books.”
Pity the essay—so undervalued that nobody recognizes it. We pass it by without a nod, or imagine we see it in a dozen other faces. “Ah, there you are! I’ve been looking for you! We must catch up,” we say, pumping a hand or slapping a rounded shoulder, all the while checking our watch in anticipation of our next appointment. Nobody wants to read the essay. Nobody wants to buy it. It’s so unpopular that in the 2012 Canada Reads—the first nonfiction edition ever—books of essays are explicitly ruled out.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
The thoughtful and insightful Julija Sukys interviews me today on her blog. Thanks, Julija, for the opportunity to chat with you.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Here’s a great piece in the Guardian Books blog. Thank you, Lucasta Miller. Thank you, Montaigne.
Speaking of which, check out the March 13 edition of Writers and Company, where Eleanor Wachtel interviews Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live, the first full biography of Montaigne in English in almost fifty years.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
I just got a surprising message from Kathy Graybeal, from the State of Delaware’s Division of Libraries. My essay “Library Haunting” is featured today on their blog! I’m honoured (or should I say honored?) and delighted. Thanks to The New Quarterly, who published it first, and to the Utne Reader, for picking it up. And thanks to Kathy and the other Delaware librarians who saw fit to feature it!