Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Monday Links

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* Very sad news: The Big Man is ill.

* More sad news: Terry Pratchett begins formal process to end his life.

* Great news: HBO will turn Neil Gaiman’s American Gods into a six-season series.

* I wish had hope the Captain America movie will be anywhere near as awesome as this novelty poster made for cast and crew.

* ‘A Frightening Time in America’: A 2006 interview with David Foster Wallace, now in English.

* Surprising everyone, Obama is still ahead in North Carolina.

* And Sherman Alexie vs. the prudes.

I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I don’t write to protect them. It’s far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed.

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