27 July 2007

Felsenfeld

I know you all think that now I live in the New York metro area I have friends quoted in every new issue of the New Yorker, but that's not entirely true -- certainly not true enough for me to be blasé about it -- so I was thrilled to read this Talk of the Town piece about the presence of characters named Felsenfeld in novels by a group of writers who hung out together at the MacDowell Colony, including Katherine Min. (Katherine, too, has recently left New Hampshire, and will soon be teaching at UNC Asheville.)

I was also pleased to see that Michael Chabon was quoted in the article. He's quite the up-and-comer now that he's blurbed Best American Fantasy...

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