- Maria Tatar at Slate on "Fairy Tales in the Age of Terror."
- Alan DeNiro, rapmaster, posts the TOC for his collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, forthcoming from Small Beer in the spring. (Yay!)
- Ben Rosenbaum and Ted Chiang‘s shorts for Nature are online. (Via Didi.) And the Shortform Community at LJ has a more complete list, including links to Hiromi Goto, Kim Stanley Robinson and Nalo Hopkinson’s contributions, among others.
- Oprah invites live and breathing authors to her show again, starting with James Frey. (Via Annie at Maud’s.) I’m thinking I heard good things about the Frey; perhaps O’s taste is getting better*. Update: Once again, let us bow before The Onion’s wit.
- Copies of Laila Lalami’s book Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits are appearing in stores. Buy!
*Which is not to succumb to the argument that she doesn’t usually pick good books, just to say that there are some pretty banal choices in that list alongside the Marquez.