Thursday, April 23, 2009

BURNING BOOKS AND BURNING ANGELS

Find a link here to an excerpt of OM (about burning books and burning angels) at the PEN World Voices web site.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NOBODY BUYS OMEGA MINOR, BUT IT'S WORTH 113 BUCKS?

I was happily trolling Abebooks in between meetings, looking to see if someone had a galley of Inherent Vice available (quod non).

Then I ego-surfed and found the blurb below.

So: You go give a reading in far-off lands, someone buys one of your books and has you sign it, and then sells it on Abebooks with a 900% mark-up. (So, that was what was up with the one dude who didn't want his name in it.) Cojones with a nicely reduced sauce of gall. Well, given the complete and utter lack of attention for my book in the States: Good luck, my friend!

(But if that copy sells, I'm-a-gonna get me an Abebooks seller account. Like pronto.)

Anyway, and also: My final public appearance as a writer ever (I'm sick and tired of flying for hours and plunking down hundreds of dollars to meet 5 folk -- honestly) will be at PEN World Voices at the end of this month. Something in a bar, something on a panel. Nothing major. Stay away, in droves, and go see Nadeem Aslam instead. Or Lou Reed -- a fellow member of the Syracuse-loathers club -- if you must.


Omega Minor - SIGNED

Verhaeghen, Paul
Bookseller: Mungobooks
(Bournemouth, ., United Kingdom)
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Book Description: Dalkey Archive, NY, 2007. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st Australian and true 1st edition 1st impression paperback original. Book in near fine condition with no inscriptions apart from author's signature. SIGNED on his visit to the UK at Jewish Book Week. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Please request a scan if required. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 004677

Friday, April 3, 2009

3 FABLES ON WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS

The online magazine for literature in translation (because, well, it obviously ain't the same as literature in English and ain't that a bitch) Words Without Borders has my 'Three Fables' up. Which you read here first, and which I'll repost when the April run of WWB has ran its course.