“It’s clear now that wild populations will increasingly be exposed to the vagaries of a globalized farmed fish sector. Nevertheless we may still have time to keep the farmed food and the wild food separate. For the sake of both, it might be worth trying.”—Paul Greenberg on “How to Fix Fish Farms” in Salon
“The Postmistress began with an image that flashed into my head one day of a woman in a post office sorting the mail: she looks down at the envelope in her hand, looks up to see if anyone is watching, and then slides the envelope into her pocket. I was interested in trying to write a war novel that took place off the battlefield, in the lives of ordinary women, and in particular I wanted to tell a story in which the effects of war are seen in how these characters come to understand their relation to the truth and to what is right. A postmaster who doesn’t deliver a letter, a war reporter who can’t report a story — these two characters evolved out of the combination of that initial image and the desire to tell a different kind of war story.”—
Sarah Blake discussesher novel The Postmistress with The Huffington Post
Helen Oyeyemi's latest novel is available wherever books are sold. “This playful tale is presented in the alternating voices of a slasher novelist and his muse, who is much more interested in human connection pre-death” (The New York Times).
“I’d had the bones of the plot for Cemetery Girl in my head for a year when Chris suggested I re-imagine it as a graphic novel. Suddenly, the project made a lot more sense.”—Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series that inspired HBO’s “True Blood,” who has signed on to co-author a graphic novel trilogy with fantasy writer Christopher Golden and illustrator Don Kramer. The first book, Cemetery Girl, will be released by Ace Books in May 2013.
It’s been ten years since the iPod debuted and changed the way we listen to music. In this piece in Sunday’s New York Times, Daniel J. Levitin reflects on the gadget’s effects on our ears, our moods, and the music industry.
“Hendley’s humanitarian work in Africa (and Haiti, where he headed after the 2010 earthquake) is inspiring, especially considering how many lives he has influenced despite how little he knew about water problems before he started. At the core, however, is the story of Hendley himself: a coming-of- age tale about a young man who as a teen rebelled against his ‘preacher man’ dad to become ‘the life of the party’ only to figure out that he ‘didn’t have to be a perfect do-gooder to actually do some good in this world.’”—Publishers Weekly on Doc Hendley's forthcoming book Wine to Water (January 2012)