Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALA

I was in New Orleans for less than 24 hours this past weekend for the American Library Association Conference. I was on a panel for Southern Literature. I'm going to write more about the panel, but the best part of the trip was the airplane ride back to Nashville, where I sat across the aisle from the country music singer Rodney Crowell. He was reading Richard Russo's Empire Falls. I did not bother him.

6 comments:

MrCharlieNunez said...

interesting

sarafina said...

One of my favorite parts of traveling is seeing what my fellow passengers are reading.

Andromeda said...

And while you were there, Griffey picked up a copy of your book for me, and now I've read it, and quite liked it!

K. Wilson said...

Hey Sara: The kindle will make this harder, I guess, but it's fun to see what people read and how often certain books show up at airports.

Andromeda: Jason Griffey is a superhero megaphone for the Family Fang. I'm glad you read it and liked it.

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Garrett Rodemann said...

That's always a fun experience, the last time I was on a plane I got excited when I saw someone reading Hell by Robert Butler. Of course I'm biased since he teaches at my school. I can't wait for a Small Hotel to come out, everyones talking about it in my classes. http://www.oprah.com/book/A-Small-Hotel-by-Robert-Olen-Butler