Peter Matthiessen took the fiction prize at last night’s National Book Awards….
…at which Maxine Hong Kingston announced that she’s on page 173 of a poem.
College kids love Chuck Klosterman, would appreciate if he would stop chewing cough drops so they could hear him.
Ross Miller is nowhere near done with his biography of Philip Roth. But he knows his subject well: “Philip Roth probably knows as much about his own life as I do,” Miller said. “Possibly even less. He cannot remember what’s invention and what’s memory.”