Monday, February 27, 2006

Frederick Busch

The news that Frederick Busch has died is sad. He has been for several years one of my favorite writers. The Night Inspector, in which Herman Melville is a character, is one of my all-time favorite novels, and his very fine craft book, A Dangerous Profession was one of the first I ever read, and one of the best. Here is an interview with Busch in Bold Type. I recently picked up his most recent novel, North, but I haven't yet gotten around to reading it. I will do so immediately.

1 comment:

Richard Lewis said...

I've known of FB for years, but you've prompted me to read him for the first time. When I'm in a place to buy a book of his. (He's not exactly in Bali bookstores, and I've had to give up on on-line stores due to shipping costs that are nearly the same price as the book).