This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.
Curiously, in the wake of Frey and JT Leroy, this guy gets all sniffed out for labelling his book fiction.
The Guardian Book Club is podcasting. Listen to Hilary Mantel discuss her acclaimed Beyond Black. (I haven’t read it yet, because hardbacks here in Canada cost about half a month’s salary, but some Maud love is here. )
Various learned experts ask: Is poetry like Prozac? Or rather like an STD? (Hey, I like poetry, okay? Don’t kill the messenger.)
Michiko reviews Ali Smith’s The Accidental over at the Times.
Trend of the future, or another tempest in the making? Review copies of a new memoir by Augusten Burroughs are being sent around, and his publisher has, in seeming haste, slapped disclaimer stickers on them.