The Thought Fox and Peter Carey redux
Somewhat to my embarrassment, I’ve just discovered my UK publishers, Faber, have a nifty new blog, The Thought Fox (great, great name, from a great, great poem). Since it’s clearly designed to promote Faber’s amazing backlist as well as new titles, it’s worth checking out in its own right (it’s also nice to see a blog written by editors, if only because it’s a reminder of the passion they bring to their work, and their genuine enthusiasm for books and writing) but to coincide with the UK publication of Peter Carey’s Parrot and Olivier in America they’ve been going a little mad with Careyana, with an interview with the man himself, and video of an interview with Granta (I have a feeling I’ve linked to this one before, so apologies if I’m repeating myself). I linked a while back to my review of the book, which was broadly positive (I think it’s a bit rackety, but that’s part of its charm) but I can heartily recommend taking a look at Tom Shippey’s review in the TLS, which is rather less forgiving of the book’s imperfections than I was.
For another (local) blog written by editors, see (of course) http://alienonion.blogspot.com/
Alien Onion are indeed fab.