>It’s almost that time again–the Virginia Festival of the Book is March 16-20 in Charlottesville. I’m planning to go to events on a couple of days–it’s only 35 miles from here–but it’s almost difficult to choose from among the many programs that are going on simultaneously.
On the fiction side, to name only a few of the authors who will be present for readings and other presentations, I’d like to see Ann Beattie, Jonathan Safran Foer, Porter Shreve, Kate Walbert and maybe Alexander McCall Smith, Clint McCown, Sharyn McCrumb, Tom Perrotta. And so many more . . .