Midnight in Paris

A short post writ­ten from the City of Light. Doing sev­eral days’ worth of inter­views in the run-up to French pub­lisher 10/18’s Sep­tem­ber release of Mr. Peanut. (By the way, the paint­ing at left is by Amer­i­can H. Craig Hanna, whose work I saw today at a gallery on Rue du Bona­parte. It’s sim­ply aston­ish­ing.) Mean­while, this has already been an incred­i­ble week for my upcom­ing story col­lec­tion, Ladies and Gen­tle­men: a smash­ing review by Steven Almond in The Boston Globe, a ter­rific piece in The South­ern Lit­er­ary Review, and finally, Michiko Kakutani’s write-up in yesterday’s New York Times.