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Once again and at this point to no one's great surprise, there's hardly a damn thing occuring on the London literary circuit this week. In December, we chalked it up to the holidays, but it's mid-January now and the holidays are long gone. Yes, we are leading up to the most depressing time of year — January 24th has officially been determined to be the most depressing day of the twelve-month cycle — and when people are depressed they generally don't want to do things, but we'd actually think that readings would be the perfect event for such dispositions, since they aren't very social in the first place and everyone goes straight home after.
Events Around London:
Tomorrow (the 18th), Blackwell's Bookstore presents Michael Moorcock as he talks about his new book, The Vengeance of Rome — the final novel in a series he began in the early 1980s. The Vanburgh Theatre, Malet Street. 7pm. £6/concessions £4.
Liar's Landscape, by Malcolm Bradbury
Mother's Milk, by Edward St. Aubyn
Grace, by Linn Ullmann
White Ghost Girls, by Alice Greenway (released last week)
Bookslut recently published an interview with Annie Proulx (pictured), whose story "Brokeback Mountain" outed gay cowboys once and for all. It's rare to see a short story getting so much attention, and if it takes a film adaptation to accomplish it, that's fine by us.