This is not a secret, but it does reinforce what the industry has known for some time: children’s lit is hot, whether YA, middle grades or picture books. If you’re looking for a genre that has great market potential, consider this Susan Carpenter piece in the LA Times: “The success of ‘Harry Potter, ‘Twilight’ and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren’t the only ones doing it.”
David Ulin Reviews Paul Auster’s Winter Journal
Ulin writes: This is the challenge of memoir, to take experience and strip it of our expectations, so reader and writer can see anew. It’s what Auster did in “The Invention of Solitude,” pulling apart the family stories to get at the conflicts underneath. There, he treated memory as a challenge, a roadblock, a burden with which we have to reckon.
Happy Sunday reading.