Weekend Reading

The new (May-June) Poets & Writers is available, and, as usual, some of its excellent content is online.

1) The current Contester column, by Thomas Hopkins, details the sad story of “The Collapse of Neil Azevedo’s Zoo [Press].” (See my previous post on the subject, too.)

2) Literary agent Scott Hoffman answers Kevin Larimer’s questions in “Q&A: Scott Hoffman’s Reasons to Rep” (see what semi-encouraging news Hoffman has for first-time novelists).

3) I told you that the James Frey saga was still with us. It comes up in the Hoffman Q&A, and there’s an entire piece on “The Literature of Lies”, by Joe Woodward, in this issue too.