Monday, February 05, 2007

In New Orleans, competing literary events drive citizens out of town

This Tuesday evening, my friend Sara Gran is reading from the paperback of her novel Dope at Octavia Books at 6pm. At 6:30, students from Tulane, NOCCA and Loyola are reading with Poppy Z. Brite (in her last public reading) at the Columns Hotel. And at 8:30 National Book Critics Circle finalst Dave Eggers takes the stage at NOCCA/Riverfront for a benefit reading. And shortly after that, the reunited Lemonheads take the stage at House of Blues. I once met Evan Dando, the lead singer of Lemonheads, in NYC. At a reading.

Those who aren't completely exhausted can head to Tulane on Wednesday for a reading by Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower.

Some of my friends says that this is what is driving them to leave town for good. First there is nothing to do for months at a time, then in one night there are three things and you can't make it to any of them.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

and now...The Gods Who Found Me

I mentioned in December that The Dogs Who Found Me was available on audio and posted a few links to where customers could purchase the title after being assured that yes indeed it was available, even though it had been scheduled for the coming spring.

Later, I posted about the error that was made in listing the three different audio formats with Books In Print. Somehow it was listed as a book about Che Guevara. So, after many emails, those listings were pulled. In the meantime, the audio was listed in the top ten with Blackstone Audio. Finally in January, I received my own copy--it really does exist!--but at the same time I discovered that the single CD/MP3 version has been listed with this alternate title: THE GODS WHO FOUND ME.

But, it is available. At Amazon, you can find all three audio versions listed indivdually. And you can also find it as a download at and Itunes.