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The great man smiled on us all

Tuesday night in Bozeman, in one of the singular honors of my writing life, I helped pay tribute to Ivan Doig at the Country Bookshelf. I’ll point you to the story I wrote for Last Best News if a nuts-and-bolts recounting is what you’re interested in. For me, the moments of wonder came after the seven […]

Jon Clinch on Belzoni, micro-publishing, and What Comes After

Jon Clinch, the acclaimed literary author who shocked just about everybody by opting for self-publishing in 2012, has taken another unconventional turn. His latest novel, Belzoni Dreams of Egypt, is greeting the world in monthly installments, which Clinch is pricing at 99 cents apiece, before the entire novel is released in December. It’s a throwback […]


When it comes to the book business and how I comport myself, I’m a man of guiding principles: 1. Write what’s in my heart, not what I calculate to be the quickest route to sales, notoriety, etc. 2. Connect with readers, not other authors. 3. Don’t get in back-and-forths with critics. They have their role, […]