Here is a brand-new podcast interview with JL that was just posted. It’s so new, JL refers to Emmanuel Macron’s recent appearance before the US Congress, about there not being a Planet B.
For JL readers interested in the process of how A Gambler’s Anatomy came into being, with insights into what he reads (DeLillo, McEwan, Dostoevsky, Graham Greene), and what he watches (Robert Altman’s California Split), and how he spins the plates, there is the latest installment in the educational podcast called “The How, The Why.” Highly recommended for anyone willing to invest the time.
This Andrew Rowcroft knows a thing or two.
This is intriguing, and possibly awkward. A film about him, who is me. He/I looks stressed out in that still from the Metrograph website. Is the film unauthorized? Come and find out.
We’re thankful, Mr. Wood.
No knock on anyone else, but until you’ve been read by John Clute you might not have been read at all.
I always look forward to seeing Rick Kleffel in San Francisco. It’s one of the best conversations a writer on book tour could hope for, and he and I have been carrying it on intermittently for two decades now.
My piece on the wake of the election, from the LRB:
It compared our current situation to a Philip K. Dick novel, among other things.
Then I added a postscript, here:
Jonathan Lethem’s Expat Twilight Zone
Talking fathers, mind-readers & anarchist hamburger joints with the author of the new novel, A Gambler’s Anatomy
Interview with Electric Lit.