I just finished reading Richard Powers’ The Echo Maker. As you may know, the book won the National Book Award for fiction last week. The New York Times stated that the award once again was awarded to an obscure writer the top prize for fiction. […]

This column leaves me scratching my head. Richard Watson, writing at Fast Company.com, likes the future of newspapers despite alarming statistics he cites early in the story: “In 1960, 80 percent of Americans read a daily newspaper. Today the figure is closer to 50 percent […]

It seems that Viggo Mortenson’s true love and calling may be publishing. In 2002, “The Lord of the Rings” start capitalized on his notoriety to begin Perceval Press. In addition to publishing some of his own works, Mortenson brings new voices to the market in […]