Normal blog service is resumed. Just back from ten days in the province of Limousin, south-west France. Templar chapels, lizards, crickets, pipe organs, an intense moon and heat. On the plane back, hungrily read a Times of London excerpt from James Ellroy's new memoir The Hilliker Curse, a sequel of sorts to the dark and beautiful My Dark Places. Here's last year's culture show interview with Miranda Sawyer.
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And here's a clip from an interview conducted by his girlfriend, writer Erika Schickel.
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And here, speaking about how reading aloud is imperative to ...