My essay on the foolishness of writers who carp about the Kindle can now be found at the Huffington Post ...
At a panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, I watched with bewilderment as a novelist I admire declared, without apparent irony, that "The Kindle is evil." It should have been easy to ignore so foolish a statement, but this author was scarcely alone in expressing antipathy for Amazon's popular electronic book. A table in the Green Room, with a slightly forbidding "Reserved for Amazon Kindle" sign, sat unoccupied, and was the object of much free-floating scorn and fear.
... and Fictionaut, a terrific literary community online, subjects me to the Fictionaut Five. My answers can be found here.
If you weren’t a writer, how would you spend your time?
I’d love to be a chessplayer. Or a professional cyclist. Or a busboy at the French Laundry.