Allow me to take a momentary break from my holiday break to mention Ismael Kadare’s story in the New Yorker this week. If Albanian fiction is your thing, you might also enjoy the work of one unsung yet magnificent Jiri Kajane, whose work I’ve had the pleasure of publishing, in translation, of course, in Fiction […]

tonight at book passage

Don George, weekly travel columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and editor of the Lonely Planet humor anthology By the Seat of My Pants, will be at Book Passage in Corte Madera tonight at 7:00. I’ll be joining him to talk about my essay, “Blackout in Ushauia,” which involves an electrical outage at the Southern […]