The dusty-voiced radio host and author Garrison Keillor is planning to retire his Prairie Home Companion radio show spring of 2013, but as will come as relief to fans, he will not be putting away the pen (or whatever he uses to write — I like thinking he uses a manual typewriter). Currently, he’s writing a screenplay about Lake Wobegon, and next up is a Guy Noir mystery.
Literary rebel Bret Easton Ellis is the perfect person to give an alternate (and infuriatingly positive) take on the Charlie Sheen media debacle. Ellis writes in Newsweek (via Daily Beast) how Sheen’s “I-don’t-give-a-s—” outlook illustrates Ellis’ own theories of the entertainment “Empire.”
Katy Perry’s evangelical “Christian-preacher” mom says she loves her daughter but “disagrees with a lot of the choices she makes in her career.” Mary Perry Hudson is shopping a book that she says won’t be “Christian proselytizing (nor) a Katy Perry tell-all.” So what’s left to talk about?
Chinese author Bi Feiyu received the Man Asian Literary Prize for his 2010 novel Three Sisters.