Monday, April 28, 2008

From the Annals of Better Late than Never

Keith Gessen appeared on the LA Times Festival of Books panel entitled "Fiction: Unconventional Visions." Tonight he will read and discuss his debut novel All the Sad Young Literary Men at Vroman's at 5:30. It's an odd start time, but I'm hoping for a good turnout. For once, the media machine is helping me out, as Sunday saw several write ups of Mr. Gessen. The New York Times featured an article about Gessen's contentious literary journal n+1. It revealed, among other things, that Gessen supported himself as a freelance book critic. As a book critic myself, I can tell you what a terrifying financial prospect that is. This post on the LA Times Jacket Copy blog revealed that, well, Gessen looks a little like Billy Zane. From Titanic.

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