So the workshop I am presenting my paper at in Paris at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France is on encouraging youth reading. Kate DiCamillo apparently is going to be at the session for an interview. Now, I’ll be honest and say that neither of my kids liked Because of Winn-Dixie. But…. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane…? OMG I loved reading it to them, and they loved reading it themselves. Such a beautiful melancholy book. My mother said, “Well, of course she found him,” matter of factly. In my mind the book exists in exactly the same plane as Spielberg’s AI.
Blogs I Follow
- Looking forward to reading some new Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
- “Novels are machines for falsely generating belief”… essay on fiction, by Zadie Smith in The New York Review of Books
- The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
- Fiasco, by Thomas Ricks
- Adam and Allison Grant rewrite children’s books and much fiction: “Noble deed doers, you should first lecture the victims and help them help themselves more otherwise you are an enabler…”
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