Remains of the day

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.
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  • 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. )
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  • Various learned experts ask: Is poetry like Prozac? Or rather like an STD? (Hey, I like poetry, okay? Don’t kill the messenger.)
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  • Michiko reviews Ali Smith’s The Accidental over at the Times.
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  • 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.

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