Here are a few things that caught our eye in the literary sites on the internet.
• Laila Lalami, pioneering lit blogger, had her novel Secret Son chosen as the 2010 Seattle Reads book.
• From the New York Times, this essay about the novel The Ugly American.
• From The Onion: Unconventional Director Sets Shakespeare Play In Time, Place Shakespeare Intended.
• Local author Boyd Morrison goes from self-published on Kindle to book deal, and Galleycat notices.
Tonight, University Book Store is selling books for the Colum McCann reading at the Seattle Public Library's Central Branch. The event begins at 7pm. McCann will read from his new novel, Let the Great World Spin.
Of McCann, Peter Carey says: "Colum McCann is a giant amongst us—fearless, huge-hearted, a poet with every living breath."\
Here's a review of the book from The Seattle Times.