Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Back in November 2009 I was invited to France to tour with 11 other American authors for a few weeks as guests of an annual festival called Belles Étrangères. (I blogged about it here and here.) Part of the program was a documentary they filmed about all of us in the US during the summer of 2009. You can now watch that video streaming for free.
This is an hour-long documentary featuring interiews with each of the 12 authors talking about the writer's life, creativity, and influences. There's some wisdom and quite a bit of humor. Watch the video here. There is no time code but I'm the fourth interview in, just after Hannah Tinti.
The other authors (not necessarily in order of appearance) are:
Andrew Sean Greer
Friday, January 21, 2011
|Etienne Lécroart interviewed about Oubapo|
It's a little dishy, I guess they felt like they needed the hook of the internal strife between Jean-Christophe Menu and other Oubapo members (also other L'Assocations memebers, employees, and most of the French-speaking comics world!) to justify running a piece about the group but other than that it's pretty decent and accurate as far as I can tell. The highlight is this short video profile of Etienne Lécroart (also embedded in the article and you might want to watch it there in the pop-up screen since I'm once again having cropping issues here):