‘The Guardian Short Story & Books Podcasts’
Having recently returned from the United Kingdom, I can verify that Rupert Murdoch has indeed buggered the world worse than any rioters could dream of doing.
By Josh Ritter. Dial Press; 208 pgs., $22.
'Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld'
Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld
By Nicolai Lilin. WW Norton & Co.; 447 pgs., $24.95.
2011 Derby City Comic Con takes over convention center
Comic books aren’t just for kids or nerds anymore. In 2010, an estimated $418 million was spent on the sale of comic books and graphic novels in North America.
Country singer’s novel tackles big issues
‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive’
By Steve Earle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 256 pgs., $26.
Featuring Kevin Gibson and Will Lavender
There’s a pair of readings coming up this week where proven local talents show off what’s new — and you might get a shiver or two.
Bob Mould’s autobiography — warts and all
See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
By Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad. Little, Brown & Company; 403 pgs., $24.99.
‘The Book Show’ with Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Every time I hear Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina announce her name, I think of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
‘In Our Time’ with Melvyn Bragg
Watch out when Melvyn Bragg clears his throat. Unlike other veteran radio show hosts, Bragg won’t switch off the microphone in order to cough, cluck or otherwise clear his tonsils.
Patrick Wensink's "Black Hole Blues"
Black Hole Blues
By Patrick Wensink. Eraserhead Press; 196 pgs., $10.95.