Saturday, August 29th, 2009

OK Maybe I Am a Number

OK, so techn-i-cally, a week down the line, The Magicians is still a New York Times bestseller. As I understand it, we came in at #16, but with an asterisk, so close enough to #15 that they’re calling it a tie and sticking us on the main list. That’s not how it looks on the website (where we’re just #16, no asterisk), but I’ve seen a PDF of the page that’s going to be in the paper, and that’s how it is on there. So that’s my story. I’m sticking to it.

Hmmmmm … what else. There’s an interview with me in the Onion AV Club. I was a bit what journalists call “loose” in that one. More obscenities than usual. But I don’t think I said anything I didn’t mean. It got me name-checked by Choire Sicha, so all is right with the world. There’s also an interview that ran in the New Yorker’s book blog, where I discuss my literary cock-blocking by Jonathan Safran Foer. Real Grossman completists can check out the supplemental post featuring a picture of my writing desk.

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