Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Galiano Literary Festival

I'm so pleased to be taking part in the Galiano Literary Festival at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa on Saturday, February 26. For more information, please click here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Magazine" Interview (Spain)

"A Alejandro hoy lo llamaríamos un niño soldado."

To read my interview with Pedro Vallín (in Spanish), please click here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

PEN Anthology

"I wanted to write a novel about Aristotle, not Alexander-- at first, the boy was just along for the ride. In early drafts he was a supporting actor, no more. My real passion, or so I thought, was the philosopher who was his tutor. Here was a subtle, adult mind; a once-in-a-thousand-years genius-- a character of Wagnerian scope. All I knew about the kid was that I wanted him to be annoying."

To read "Alexander", my contribution to the brand-new PEN anthology Finding the Words (edited by Jared Bland), please click here.