Some bookish links:
- The National Post reports on Jhumpa Lahiri’s 53-page interview with Mavis Gallant in the summer 2009 issue of Granta, a back-and-forth battle in which Lahiri constantly works to make her presence felt, making readers wonder who is actually interviewing whom.
- Author Nevin Martell offers comic book fans a free sample chapter from his upcoming book Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip.
- In a video at Salon, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, talks about her creative process and the changing roles of women writers.
- David Barnett from the Guardian‘s book blog hilariously rejects the idea of Borders’ new online dating service.
- “Thirty years ago, ‘Ivy League romance writer’ was like ‘jumbo shrimp’ ” an oxymoron.” USA Today profiles smart women who write trashy books.