Amazon's Elite Reviewing Club Sabotaged My Book
October 16, 2014

They get free books, and in return they...trash them?

Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
June 10, 2014

Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.

Watch Arthur Conan Doyle Explain How He Invented Sherlock Holmes
May 21, 2014

An amazing little video in which Doyle mocks his own creation.

Literary Festivals Are The Worst
October 18, 2013

Imagine an arts festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. It is sponsored by a world-famous newspaper and an assortment of multinational companies. It draws in performers from around the world.