• Ed Park (author of the wonderful novel Personal Days) offers an appreciation of the way-too-underappreciated Charles Portis. For a little more Portis talk, check out this Bookworm interview of Walter Kirn, whose novel Mission to America was influenced by Portis's Masters of Atlantis.
• Ed Champion talks to J. Robert Lennon. Check out Lennon's new books. You'll enjoy them.
• SOME FREE STORIES! The new Smokelong Quarterly is up. It features two of my favorite writers, so check out Dan Chaon and Ray Vukcevich if you have a chance.
No events today. Maybe go outside and enjoy the fact that our heat wave has broken. Take the dog out. The dog could likely use a nice long walk.