Ayelet on NPR

First off, apologies to regular visitors for the infrequency of the updates lately. I recently graduated, moved, and got a job, all of which means my life has become hectic, unpredictable, and Internet-less. A wi-fi cafe is the best I can do these days.

Anyhow, last week, Ayelet Waldman had a commentary piece air on NPR. It dealt with the socialization of young girls. To read and listen to it, head here.

More Details on Non-Fiction Book

Michael Chabon says his first non-fiction book will feature a variety of his non-fiction writings on the subject of being a man in terms of being a son, a father and a husband.

“Not just the Details columns, also other of my non-fiction writing on the subject, shaped, and hopefully given some kind of coherent structure,” he said via e-mail. “Edited, in other words; first by me, then by my editor Jennifer Barth.”

The book is tentatively scheduled for spring 2009.

Chabon also said he has put a young adults novel on-hold.

“Just wasn’t working for me; I’ll get back to it eventually,” he said.

As for the Bay Area-based novel announced this week, Chabon said it “is to be for adults, but I don’t want to say anything more about it right now,” including the title.

Chabon Signs 2-Book Deal

Michael Chabon has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins, Publishers Weekly reports.

The first one, tentatively scheduled for spring 2009, will be Chabon’s first nonfiction book. In it, he will discuss what it’s like being a man in terms of being a son, a father and a husband.

The second book, scheduled for 2011 publication, would be set in and around the contemporary Bay Area. Chabon has said that he “would like it to be set in the present day and feel right now the urge to do something more mainstream than my recent work has been.”