Lit news: John Scalzi, Jonathan Lethem, Strobe Talbott, other authors on YouTube—plus Michael Chabon and his Yiddish Policemen’s Union
April 29, 2007 | 10:25 am
The series, says the official Google blog, covers topics ranging “from literary fiction to science fiction, sociology to technology, politics to business.” Not everyone’s appearance in the series, apparently, is viewable—I couldn’t find a Martin Amis video from it, for example.
Also of interest to lit-lovers: Martin Chabon feature in today’s Times. What if Sitka, Alaska, had ended up a Jewish homeland? That’s the super-intriguing premise of his latest novel—The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. Unfortunately, I don’t see an e-edition listed yet on the HarperCollins site. Meanwhile enjoy a Simpsons spoof on Chabon vs. Jonathan Franzen and the art of blurb-rolling.