• Friday's Links

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    Some weekend reading for our loyal followers. You know who you are.

    — The National Book Award finalists have been announced. Of the fiction finalists I’ve only read the Nicole Krauss, which is excellent. I assume the others are quite good, too, as I have nothing but admiration for Andrei Codrescu, one of the judges. His The Poetry Lesson is one of the best books of this year, just like¬†The Posthuman Dada Guide was one of the best of 2009.

    — Have you guys been keeping up with Ron Charles? I hope so. It’ll be on the quiz.

    — A man throws a book at the Prez and is not arrested or charged. The lesson here? It’s okay to throw books at the Prez. Which I did not know.

    — I love it when lit-minded folks think outside the box.

    — Jonathan Safran Foer is such a cutup.

    — Our compatriot Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is interviewed at Vernacular.

    — Here’s an old one resurrected by our C4 friend Sean Clark: Dan Brown’s 20 Worst Sentences. (I once tried to read The da Vinci Code, but it made me feel yucky, inside and out)

    — An excellent new nonfiction piece over at Fringe.

    — Shameless Plug of the Week: Also at Fringe, I interview Molly Gaudry, author of the excellent novella¬†We Take Me Apart.

    — Let’s close this week with a link to River Styx’s micro fiction contest, in which the winner receives cash and a case of beer. Cash is okay, but I have never once won any beer for my writing. And it hurts.

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