Thursday, May 10, 2007

What is James Marcus reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: James Marcus, author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernaut and five translations from the Italian (the most recent being Tullio Kezich's Dino: The Life and Films of Dino De Laurentiis and Saul Steinberg's Letters to Aldo Buzzi).

He mentioned several titles that he has recently read or was reading, and wrote that he was looking forward to Elizabeth McKenzie's new novel MacGregor Tells The World.

James Marcus is a writer, translator, critic, and editor.

He has contributed to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Salon, Newsday, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Book Review, Lingua Franca, The Nation, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications.

Marcus also writes about jazz, pop, and classical music for WBUR Online Arts.

Check out his blog, House of Mirth.

He recently reviewed Lore Segal's Shakespeare Kitchen, which is covered at the Page 99 Test this week, and Steve Geng's Thick as Thieves, about which I've recently posted a few words.

Writers Read: James Marcus.

--Marshal Zeringue