Thursday, May 07, 2009

Briefly, books and baseball

  • The Literary Saloon reports that Kazuo Ishiguro has a new book out, "Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall." It's available in Britain now, though it appears that the American edition is not scheduled for publication until September. It's a collection of short stories about music and musicianship. I liked his first three books, but haven't read his most recent four. The Times of London recently profiled Ishiguro in anticipation of the book's release. Last year the Paris Review interviewed Ishiguro.
  • Here's Joe Posnanski with some "fun facts" on Royals pitcher Zach Greinke, who is off to a very good start this season.