Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shameless Self Promotion

The good folk at the New York Daily News, where I once worked as a reporter and editor, have asked me to write a column for Page Views (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews), a new and exciting blog on the paper’s website which covers books, the publishing business and the literary scene.
I’ll be writing a column called Rear Window, considering books and movies from the past that deserve second looks or somehow resonate with the present. The first column ran today under the headline, “Smiley Faces: The Secret Lives of le Carré’s Most Famous Spy.”
As for my own blog, I’ll be doing whatever it is I’ve been doing for the last six years, having a blast writing about books and movies, old and new. A day after Rear Window runs on Page Views, I’ll “reprint” the column on this blog, as well as writing about stuff not related to the Daily News column.
So check out Page Views. Not only is it great to have a major newspaper invest in the idea that books and writers are still important, but Page Views is a fun, provocative read. Booklovers owe editors Sherryl Connelly and Alexander Nazaryan thanks for making the effort in a world often too addicted to the detritus of the passing parade (Kim Kardashian, anyone?). Good books matter, perhaps now more than ever given a world of endless distractions.
Read Page Views. Please keep reading this blog. But above all, keep reading books


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