Book Expo America is supposed to be "for the trade" only. So says the program. That is a move in the wrong direction. Book events, especially the massive spectacle ones, should be inclusionary rather than exclusionary. How else are we going to regain the sense of reading as a fun, sexy thing to do ... More >>
Margaret B. Plagiarizin'?
A little over two years ago, in the midst of the Oprah/James Frey fiasco, I wrote an expose called Navahoax that outed award-winning "Navajo" memoirist Nasdijj as being Tim Barrus -- a middle-class white guy from Lansing, Michigan, who was also a failed writer of gay porn ... More >>