BookExpo in DC

I’m just back from BookExpo, the yearly national convention for publishers and booksellers. The conference runs Thursday-Sunday, but as it was in DC this year–a short train ride from [...]

Design decision: timelines

I had an email today from Morgen, my editor’s assistant at W. W. Norton, asking my opinion over the design of the time lines for the end of each chapter. The book designer has sent along [...]

It’s gone off again, redux

Well, I finished going through the copyedits and making all the corrections at around 8 PM last night. Since Norton needed the manuscript back on Monday, I took it over to the post office first [...]

Newly published review-essay

A very brief note: my review of a new book by Peter Enns has just come out in the thought journal Books & Culture. You can read it here. And I was much entertained yesterday when a friend [...]