Ron Currie, Jr.: A Lion Among Men

Magnificent and well-earned news: Ron Currie, Jr.'s God is Dead has won The New York Public Library’s 2008 Young Lions Fiction Award. I'd call Ron an old friend, but if he's young enough to have won that award, I guess that won't quite do.

April 30, 2008, 10:34 p.m.Categories: Fiction Collections, Short Stories

Poets & Writers

Steve Morison's kind profile (partly about me, partly about Zhang Lijia, all in the context of the Beijing expat writers scene) just showed up in Poets & Writers. This kind of thing is Morison's forte--he's also done articles about Kabul and Tangiers (if I remember right, he was the last known person to interview Paul Bowles), and was in Myanmar researching something similar when the typhoon hit.

April 16, 2008, 12:44 p.m.Categories: China, Fiction Collections, Interviews, Travel