I’m back with a couple of interesting links for your reading pleasure.
We lost another great writer this week: Jim Harrison. Years ago, I read some of his earlier books and loved them. He was from Michigan, my home state, and often wrote about the Upper Peninsula in those early novels. He was also a poet. He was larger-than-life. I mentioned in a post on my other blog that he was often compared to Hemingway, and he was. They had much in common. But I’ve always considered Harrison to be the better writer.
Here is a lovely ode to Harrison from The Paris Review.
Beverly Clearly, favorite author of my growing up years and, I suspect, the favorite author of millions of young readers, turns 100 on April 12th! Isn’t that amazing? She is to be celebrated at Symphony Space in New York City. Read more about it here. There will also be an upcoming special on PBS about her: Discovering Beverly Cleary – it will be aired this spring.