1 November 2010 0 Comments

Me and Philip Sington, with a bit of Israeli catch-up

Just back from a grand tour of family in the UK, Paris for the Caravaggios in the Louvre, and Disneyland Paris because my son is old-fashioned and still likes Mickey Mouse (everyone else at Disneyland seems to be a Toy Story type). So I’m catching up, posting a couple of things that went up online while I was stuck in places served only by these annoying new hotel internet machines (drop a coin in the slot, stand in front of it, and try to get the public telephone-like keyboard to work). First, the delightful Philip Sington posted an interview with me talking about the life of a writer. Philip is the author of, among others, “The Einstein Girl,” one of the most impressive historical thrillers of recent years. We met recently at a reading in Darmstadt, Germany, where we both recited pages from our murderous books over the bones of the ancient Landgraves of Hessen. I had a throat infection and so I sounded as though I should be under the stones with the German nobility, but the evening was good fun nonetheless. Then, a news story I had filed with Global Post before my departure has also been posted, so you can catch up here on democracy and the Jewish State, if that’s the kind of trip you’re up for today…As Mickey’s friends sing, “It’s a world of laughter, it’s a world of tears.” No prizes for guessing which of these two articles represents the tears.

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