Wednesday, October 28, 2009

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

On my website,, I've got a new series called "13 Ways of Looking at the Novel" which has some tips for aspiring novelists, drawn from the F. Scott Fitzgerald conference and a writers' workshop.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Stolen Child: The Film

Marc Platt, the producer of such films as “Nine” and “Rachel Getting Married,” has purchased the film option for The Stolen Child. I’m over the moon and am looking forward to the adaption.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Richard's Poor Almanack

From time to time something truly funny turns up in the Washington Post. Usually it is a Richard Thompson satirical cartoon. Like this Literary Calendar.

Richard Thompson is also the artist behind the fabulous Cul de Sac strip and blog. He's got a new book out, a collection of the best comic strip going, called Children at Play.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Angels have landed

Angels of Destruction has landed in bookstores today, with the mysterious girl in the woods and the lovely green cover. Stock up today for the holidays.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Children's Book Review

A Sterling 'Book' of a Golden Age is my review of A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book, nominated for this year's Booker Prize. The winner will be announced the evening of October 6.

It was a great treat to review this novel, and in another decade, the whole thing will probably end up on Masterpiece Theatre as a six-week saga. But read the book first. It's always best in the imagination.