Via GalleyCat, here’s video of John Darnielle singing a song from Get Lonely with Tobias Wolff (who has just been awarded the Story Prize, and $20,000, for his collection Our Story Begins) providing backing vocals on the choruses. I don’t know if Wolff is likely to be joining the Mountain Goats on tour anytime soon, but this is beautiful little performance all the same.
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Tags: John Darnielle, Mountain Goats, Tobias Wolff
Tags: Timothy Egan, Tobias Wolff, Wallace Stegner
Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of Wallace Stegner’s birth, and Timothy Egan has written a New York Times blog post about Stegner’s lifelong struggle for acceptance by East Coast literary elites. Even after winning a Pulitzer and a National Book Award for his work, Stegner was frequently dismissed as a regionalist writer, and thus far beneath the concern of the New York Times. Egan mounts a vigorous defense of the importance of Stegner’s literary output, and also discusses his legacy as an environmentalist and as a mentor for other writers (including Tobias Wolff, who Egan interviewed for the piece).