Dennis Lehane stops in at the CBS Early Show to talk about his latest, Coronado, which is short stories and a play. It's worth watching the video just to hear him do a mashup Southern-Boston accent, "Y'all wanna go to a pahty?" (via Sarah).
Also, anyone who's been watching TV has probably seen this, but as I've given it up I was surprised by the promo I had to sit through before the Lehane clip: Jericho is a series-long Day After knockoff starring Skeet Ullrich. I would so watch TV for that. Post-Apocalypse in the American heartland? Oh, maybe I should read Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem instead.
Seems Jonathan Lethem has been busy interviewing Bob Dylan for the cover of Rolling Stone; the beginning of the piece is available online. If you've got Rhapsody installed, you can listen to a bunch of "stray gems" while reading. (via The Rake).
In more literature-meets-music fun, the Revenge of the Book Eaters Los Angeles performance is tomorrow night at UCLA's Royce Hall and $35 tickets are still available. Proceeds go to support 826LA; attendees go to hear Jenny Lewis, Aimee Mann, Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, The Mountain Goats/John Darnielle, Jake Gyllenhaal and host Andy Richter.