Articles by Laurie Anderson

October 16, 2008

Umberto Eco vs. Junot Díaz 1

This Guest post comes from Laurie Anderson. Laurie is a publicity assistant for a large Southern university. A Performance Comparison, Not a Literary Critique Umberto Eco gave three free lectures at Emory University in Atlanta October 5 through 7, and also did a reading and signing. All three lectures will be released in print form […]

March 23, 2008

Year of the Wolf Totem 2

Laurie Anderson is a science publicity assistant for a large Southern university. The San Francisco Chronicle appears to be the first major U.S. newspaper to review the English translation of Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong, and gives it a “thumbs up.” This was one of my “most anticipated books of 2008” (see comments). It won […]

January 5, 2007

A Year in Reading: Laurie 2

Longtime Millions reader Laurie has a late entry to our Year in Reading series that includes her nifty system for rating books. We’re only five days into 2007 so I’m sure you’ll indulge us this brief look back at Laurie’s Year in Reading for 2006. To the list I composed last year of ten things […]

September 10, 2006

Laurie visits the Decatur Book Festival 0

Longtime Millions reader Laurie sends in an account of her visit to the first annual Decatur Book Festival (with photos!) Sounds like a great event. The first annual Decatur Book Festival, held over Labor Day weekend, exceeded its organizers expectations. I know, because by Saturday afternoon they and the volunteers were grinning a lot and […]

January 10, 2006

What makes a book good 0

Following her post about her favorite books she read last year, Laurie sent me another e-mail about her criteria for what makes a book good. It’s a great list and I thought I’d share it. Trying to figure out what I liked best got me thinking about what my criteria were. Just “I liked it […]

January 10, 2006

A Year in Reading: Laurie’s Best Books 0

I want to leave 2005 behind, but I keep getting great stuff to post, so I hope you don’t mind. I got this great e-mail from Laurie who wanted to share her favorite books from amongst her considerable reading last year. I’ll be following this up with another e-mail Laurie sent me about what makes […]