“Memoirists like Katha Pollitt and Elizabeth Hayt historically receive worse reviews than their confessional male counterparts, one author alleged, stirring up the literary blogosphere.” What do you all think? Yes/no?
“Scandinavian crime fiction may still be something of a novelty act in the UK, but it’s a well-established genre in the rest of Europe, particularly Germany and France. So how come we got left behind? Put it down to that old national weakness for effortless superiority combined with instinctive parochialism.” (via @globebooks)