Three quick updates from my desk.
1. Frankly, I’ve done precious little writing this week. Most of my time has been consumed with preparing for the spring semester.
2. I’m still finalizing my course syllabus (it’s a course on Holocaust Literature), so I’m doing a lot of reading. Somehow, I’d only read excerpts from Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz—I’m pretty sure that I’m going to teach it, so I’m reading it now. (I’m also taking part in some very helpful webinars from Classrooms Without Borders.)
3. It’s hard to believe that later this month I’ll be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the release of Quiet Americans: Stories. As you may recall, I’ve making contributions based on book sales to The Blue Card every quarter since publication. This week, I made the Q4 contribution for 2020. It was small, yes. But it was there.